Yusuf Yilmaz

Gaziantep UniversityTurkey

Assistant Professor Yusuf Yılmaz was born in Tokat, Turkey. After completing his primary and secondary education in Tokat, he graduated from the chemistry department of Kafkas University in 2008. He started his master’s degree education at Yildiz Technical University in 2008 and conducted researches on phthalocyanines during his master’s degree education. He completed his master’s degree in 2010 and started his PhD at Gaziantep University in the same year. In 2011, he was appointed as a research assistant to the chemistry department of Gaziantep University. In 2013, he worked as a research assistant at Rhodes University. In 2014, he received the title Doctor of Chemistry, and he was appointed as an assistant professor in Gaziantep University in the same year. Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz has worked on three nationally supported research projects until this time. He has eight international SCI papers, eight international reports, and six national reports about phthalocyanines in total. Fields of Research: chemistry, inorganic chemistry, macrocyclic compounds, phthalocyanines, photocatalysts

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Since their initial accidental synthesis and characterization in Scotland in the late 1920s, there has been a strong research focus on the use of phthalocyanines (Pcs) as dyes and pigments. In recent years, active research fields have included their use in electrophotography, photovoltaic and solar cells, molecular electronics, Langmuir-Blodgett films, photosensitizers, electrochromic display devices, gas sensors, liquid crystals, low-dimensional conductors, and optical disks. Phthalocyanines possess interesting biological, electronic, optical, catalytic, and structural properties. The main disadvantage is their insolubility in common solvents due to strong intermolecular - interactions. The solubility of phthalocyanines can be increased by various methods such as the formation of anionic and cationic species and both axial and peripheral substitution. Substitution at the nonperipheral and peripheral positions of the benzo moieties usually enhances their solubility in organic solvents. The most important advantage of phthalocyanines compared to porphyrins is that their Q bands lie at longer wavelengths and are considerably more intense. In this book, you will find synthesis and some applications of various phthalocyanine derivatives.

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