Photophysical properties of gallium hydroxyl tetratolylporphyrin and 13(2)-demethoxycarbonyl-(gallium hydroxyl)-methyl-pheophorbide alpha
Journal article, 2006
Two metal tetrapyrroles containing gallium, gallium hydroxyl tetratolylporphyrin and 13(2)-demethoxycarbonyl-(gallium hydroxyl)methyl pheophorbide a (Ga-(OH)-chlorin), were synthesized from their respective free bases using Ga(III)-acetylacetonate in a phenol melt. Their photophysical properties were investigated and the quantum yields of different monomolecular deactivation processes were determined. For Ga-(OH)-porphyrin S-2-fluorescence was observed and quantified. In contrast. for Ga-(OH)-chlorin no S-2-fluorescence was observed. Both compounds should be useful as efficient photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.