An expanded metalloporphyrin-based "black dye" Au-Pd oxohexaphyrin (AuPd-1) with absorption capabilities across the visible-to-near-infrared (NIR) range was synthesized. This black dye, AuPd-1, possessed efficient light-harvesting and photostable capabilities, which were indicative of superior photothermal (PT) conversion abilities. Encapsulation of AuPd-1 with a micellar nanocapsule resulted in a compound that demonstrated intense photoacoustic (PA) properties in the NIR region in water. This finding indicated how metal (d)-ligand (π) molecular orbital interactions in metalloporphyrins could aid in the design of visible-to-NIR light-harvesting black dyes for PT and PA applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry