An uncharged water-soluble tetra (omega-methoxypolyethyleneoxy)phthalocyanine was characterized by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, UV-vis and luminescence measurements. The polyether substituents render water soluble this uncharged phthalocyanine. Relevant changes are observed in emission measurements upon protonation. The phthalocyanine free base and its protonated forms can be switched alternating H3O+ and OH- ions as inputs, being the intensity of the luminescence spectra the output. Binary codes 1 or 0 can be assigned to the high luminescent phthalocyanine free base state or to the low luminescent protonated state, respectively. The read-out procedure is fast and the system is reversible. In addition, the exploiting of the luminescent properties of the present water soluble phthalocyanine could be of relevance also for biological applications (photosensitizers for the photodynamic therapy).
|Titolo:||Properties of Uncharged Water-soluble tetra(omega-methoxypolyethyleneoxy)phthalocyanine Free Base: Viable Switching of the Optical Response by means of H3O+ Ions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|