Bioinorganic Photochemistry and Catalysis - Dr. Knor


The research interests of Dr. Knör's group focus very strongly on porphyrins and phthalocyanines. More than 50% of his papers cover photochemical aspects of metalloporphyrin chemistry (see list below).

He is a member of the "Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines".

Contact Person
  • PD Dr. Günther Knör
    Universitat Regensburg
    Institut fur Anorganische Chemie
    93040 Regensburg
    Germany (European Union)

  • Tel: +49 (941) 943-4484
    Fax: +49 (941) 943-4488

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Main Topics
  • Photochemistry
  • Photocatalysis

Further Topics
  • Metalloporphyrins,Catalysis
  • Electronic Spectra, Luminescence
  • Materials,Photophysics,Photonics,Sensors
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry, Enzymes, Heme
  • Artificial photosynthesis

Some Recent Papers:
  1. Günther Knör
    Intramolecular charge transfer excitation of meso-tetrakis (1-pyrenyl) porphyrinato gold(III) acetate. Photosensitized oxidation of guanine
    Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2001, 4, p160-163. (pdf)

  2. Günther Knör
    Spontaneous nucleophilic addition of hydroxide ions to the meso-position of high-valent antimony-oxo porphyrin complexes
    Journal of Inorganic Bioc
    hemistry 2001, 84, p297-299. (pdf).

  3. Günther Knör
    Reductive fluorescence quenching of the photoexcited dihydroxy antimony(V) tetraphenylporphine cation in acetonitrile solution
    Chemical Physics Letters 2000, 330, p383-388. (pdf).

  4. Günther Knör
    Evidence for the Photochemical Formation of a High-Valent 2A2u Antimony Porphyrin p-Radical Cation
    Chemistry Communications 2000, 3, p505-507.

  5. Günther Knör
    Photocatalytic Reactions of Porphyrin-Based Multielectron Transfer Photosensitizers (Review)
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 1998, 171, p61-70.

  6. Günther Knör
    Synthesis and Solution Spectral Properties of Antimony (III) Phthalocyanine and Dihydroxo Antimony (V) Phthalocyanine Complexes
    Chemistry 1996, 35, p7916-7918.

  7. G. Knör, A. Vogler, S. Roffia, F. Paolucci, V. Balzani
    Switchable Photoreduction Pathways of Antimony(V) Tetraphenylporphyrin. A Potential Multielectron Transfer Photosensitizer
    Chemical Communications 1996, p1643-1644.

  8. Günther Knör
    Selective Axial Bond Cleavage of a High-Valent Metalloid Porphyrin Following Charge Transfer Excitation
    J. Inf. Recording
    1996, 23, p89-91.

  9. G. Knör, A. Vogler
    Photochemistry and Photophysics of Antimony(III) Hyper Porphyrins. Activation of Dioxygen Induced by a Reactive sp Excited State
    Chemistry 1994, 33, p314-318.

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