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IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(5): 163-166 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.5.719

Porphyrins: Super-molecules of the Future: Porphyrin Polymers for Artificial Blood

Amani Albalawi, Sandra Ciborowski, Sara Dolloff, and Emmanuel Ojadi
Abstract—The synthesis of porphyrin polymers or porphyrimers provide the potential for diverse applications in several areas of life and industry. Most notable is the formulation of artificial blood, the development of photocatalysts for solar energy conversion, the development of electronic conductors and semiconductors, and the development of holographic image devices, photodynamic therapy and energy storage. Even after decades of research much of these applications are yet to be realized. Hence, we attempted to design and develop a new porphyrin polymer that may be capable of application as artificial blood. In this study, we present the synthesis and characterization of 5, 10, 15, 20-tetra-3, 5-diaminophenylporphyrin. The polymerization process will be achieved using known amide reaction techniques employing diacid chlorides such as oxaloyl chloride as the co-monomer. Various analytical techniques (UV-VIS absorption and fluorescence emission spectroscopy, GS-MS, LC-MS and IR) have been used for characterization of reaction products and intermediates.

Index Terms—5, 10, 15, 20-tetra-3, 5 diaminophenylporphyrin (DAPP), polymerization, porphyrin, artificial blood, Heme, porphyrimers, porphyrin applications.

The authors are with University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA (e-mail: Aalbalawi@umassd.edu, Eojadi@umassd.edu, Sciborowski@umassd.edu, Sdolloff@umassd.edu).

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Cite: Amani Albalawi, Sandra Ciborowski, Sara Dolloff, and Emmanuel Ojadi, "Porphyrins: Super-molecules of the Future: Porphyrin Polymers for Artificial Blood," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 163-166, 2018.

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