Cationic phthalocyanine dendrimers as potential antimicrobial photosensitisers

Rubén Ruiz-González, Francesca Setaro, Òscar Gulías, Montserrat Agut, Uwe Hahn, Tomás Torres, Santi Nonell

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In the present study we describe the synthesis, photophysical properties and the photoinactivation performance against representative microorganisms of two families of cationic dendrimeric phthalocyanines as potential photosensitisers. Four charged dendrimeric compounds varying in their degree of ionicity (4 or 8 positive charges) and the coordinating metal (zinc or ruthenium) are compared and assessed as potential photosensitising agents in terms of their antimicrobial activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9008-9017
Number of pages10
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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