Synthesis of one-dimensional structured metal phthalocyanine in an ionic liquid

David S. Jacob, Somashekarappa Mallenahalli, Aharon Gedanken, Leonid A. Solovyov, Evangelia Xenogiannopoulou, Konstantinos Iliopoulos, Stelios Couris

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Nickel phthalocyanine is synthesized in an ionic liquid (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate) giving a high yield of one-dimensional structures. The morphology of the synthesized material is detected by a high-resolution scanning electron microscope, a high-resolution transmission electron microscope, characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, and a CHN analyzer. The nonlinear optical properties of the synthesized phthalocyanine are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-718
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2007


  • Ionic liquid
  • Metal-phthalocyanine
  • One-dimensional


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