Water-soluble porphyrin nanospheres: enhanced photo-physical properties achieved via cyclodextrin driven double self-inclusion.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 24686923

Zhang H, Zhang B, Zhu M, Grayson SM, Schmehl R, Jayawickramarajah J. Water-soluble porphyrin nanospheres: enhanced photo-physical properties achieved via cyclodextrin driven double self-inclusion. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014;.
We describe a method to construct water-soluble porphyrinic nanospheres with enhanced photo-physical properties as a result of precluding (via intra-molecular host-guest interactions) the individual porphyrins units from aromatic-aromatic stacking.