New York, USA – June 30, 2021 – Porphyrins and phthalocyanines are synthetic dyes with unique molecular structures. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry announces that it starts to supply a wide range of porphyrins and phthalocyanines for customers worldwide. These two kinds of chemicals can serve multiple roles in different scenarios, either as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy of cancer, or as catalysts and photocatalysts in different reactions, or as good systems to generate free radical and excited state species.
Porphyrins constitute a class of the molecules which contain four pyrrole rings linked by the methine bridges, whereas the phthalocyanine molecules are composed of four indole units-pyrrole rings linked by nitrogen atoms conjugated with benzene rings. Porphyrins and phthalocyanines are not only important biomolecules, they also find numerous technological and scientific applications.
“The structures, chemical characteristics, optical properties, and photo-physical/photochemical properties of porphyrins and phthalocyanine have made them applicable in vast occasions,” explains a senior scientist from Alfa Chemistry. “For example, they are perfectly suited for integration into light energy conversion systems. It is quite fair to say that porphyrins, phthalocyanines and other porphyrin-type compounds such as corroles, expanded porphyrins, pyrrole-modified porphyrins, and calixpyrroles have a tremendous impact in many scientific areas.”
The porphyrins and phthalocyanines offered at Alfa Chemistry are versatile, just to name a few here:
zinc(II) (tetra-nitro)phthalocyanine (CAS 100043-01-4), 5-(4-aminophenyl)-10,15,20-(tri-4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin triammonium(CAS 1007126-46-6), 5-(phenyl)dipyrrylmethane (CAS 107798-98-1), 5,15-(di-p-tolyl)porphyrin (CAS 128374-05-0), Iron(II) phthalocyanine (CAS 132-16-1), zinc(II) phthalocyanine (CAS 14320-04-8), 5-dipyrrylketone (CAS 15770-21-5), Magnesium(II) phthalocyanine (1661-03-6), dipyrrylmethane (CAS 21211-65-4), 5-dipyrrylthione (CAS 21401-55-8), 5,15-(diphenyl)porphyrin (CAS 22112-89-6), etc.
All products at Alfa Chemistry are strictly QC assessed so that high quality is guaranteed. Technique documents such as COA are also provided. For more information about Alfa Chemistry’s supply of porphyrins and phthalocyanines, please visit the website: https://www.alfa-chemistry.com.
About Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Porphyrins constitute a family of macrocycles that are ubiquitous in nature, playing important roles in numerous biological functions. Phthalocyanines represent the best known synthetic porphyrin analogues, being one of the most widely studied macrocyclic compounds. The synthesis of expanded, contracted, and intrinsically unsymmetrical porphyrin and phthalocyanine analogues remains an expanding topic. The scope of porphyrin science is enormous, ranging from chemical synthesis and molecular characterization to supramolecular organization, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry and photophysics, clinical medicine, and materials science, among others.
About Alfa Chemistry
As a reliable partner for both industrial and academic institutions, Alfa Chemistry has been supplying chemicals, catalysts, reagents, polymers and materials for many years. In order to better serve its customers and also to keep up with the most recent research focus, the company is now expanding and optimizing its product lines. Some rare chemicals that can be hardly found elsewhere are now available at Alfa Chemistry as well.