Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. V. Gupta, R. Gupta
    Pages 1-5

About this book


The porphyrins are an important class of naturally occurring macrocyclic compounds that play a very important role in the metabolism of living organisms. They have a universal biological distribution and were involved in the oldest metabolic phenomena on earth. Without porphyrins and their relative compounds, life as we know it would be impossible and therefore the knowledge of these systems and their excited states is essential in understanding a wide variety of biological processes, including oxygen binding, electron transfer, catalysis, and the initial photochemical step in photosynthesis. The objective of this volume is to present a full and critical spectral data coverage of the entire major fields relating to porphyrin isomers and expanded porphyrins, their precursors, catabolic derivatives, and related systems electronically.


13C NMR 1H NMR IR NMR UV-Vis spectrophotometry absorption spectroscopy electronic spectroscopy expanded porphyrin infrared spectroscopy nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy porphyrin porphyrin isomer ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry

Authors and affiliations

  • M. P. Dobhal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Gupta
    • 1
  • M. D. Lechner
    • 2
  • R. Gupta
    • 3
  1. 1.JaipurIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  3. 3.JaipurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41604-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41605-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-9522
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