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Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 3–11 | Cite as

Phthalocyanines and Phthalocyanine Analogues: The Quest for Applicable Optical Properties

  • Christian G. Claessens
  • Werner J. Blau
  • Michael Cook
  • Michael Hanack
  • Roeland J. M. Nolte
  • Tomás Torres
  • Dieter Wöhrle
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Summary.

 The central subject of this article is the description of the current work of the authors in the context of the Cost Action 518, project DE-1, and the Phthalocyanines Research Training Network, both financed by the European Community. The aim of the above projects is the design, synthesis, and structural and physical characterization of molecular and polymeric materials based on phthalocyanine derivatives with particular optical properties, as well as the study of their technological applications in the sensors field.

Keywords. Films; Liquid crystals; Optical properties; Phthalocyanines; Sensors; Sol-gels. 

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian G. Claessens
    • 1
  • Werner J. Blau
    • 2
  • Michael Cook
    • 3
  • Michael Hanack
    • 4
  • Roeland J. M. Nolte
    • 5
  • Tomás Torres
    • 1
  • Dieter Wöhrle
    • 6
  1. 1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, SpainES
  2. 2. Physics Department, Trinity College Dublin, 2 Dublin, IrelandIE
  3. 3. School of Chemical Sciences, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ Norwich, EnglandGB
  4. 4. Institut für Organische Chemie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, D-72076 Tübingen, GermanyDE
  5. 5. Organic Chemistry / NSR Center, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, NL-6500 GL Nismegen, The NetherlandsNL
  6. 6. Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Universität Bremen, D-28334 Bremen, GermanyDE

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