Organic and Bio-organic Supramolecular Chemistry
Organic Functional Materials
Chemosensor and Biosensors
Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Porphyrin and Protoporphyrin IX
The main subject of current research of our group is supramolecular self-assemblies of porphyrin Recent examples investigated by our group are vesicles and micelles made of protoporphyrin IX-TEG amphiphile (Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 1326-1329), long molecular wire made of alkyl chain appended protoporphyrin IX derivative (Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 8, 563-569) and synkinesis of phosphonato porphyrin (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 4128-4134 and Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 1464-1473). The worm-like fibrils and particular aggregates was also prepared recently (Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 23 (3-4), 263-268). The reported self-assembled materials are formed in aqueous as well organic solvent system and are accessible to measurements to UV-vis, fluorescence, TEM and AFM.
His general research interests are in the area of preparation of molecular assemblies which may split water with light, and molecular recognition processes in water.