Recent Progress in Optically-Active Phthalocyanines and Their Related Azamacrocycles

Yusuke Okada, Tomonori Hoshi, Nagao Kobayashi

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Optically-active phthalocyanines (Pcs) and related macrocycles reported in the 2010–2020 period are introduced in this review. They are grouped into several categories: (1) chiral binaphthyl-containing Pcs, (2) optically active alkyl chain-containing Pcs, (3) chiral axial ligand- coordinated or -linked Pcs, (4) chiral subphthalocyanines (SubPcs), and (5) related azamacrocycles. For each compound, the structure and important characteristics are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Article number595998
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 19


  • binaphthyl
  • chiral
  • circular dichroism
  • optically active
  • phthalocyanine
  • porphyrin


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