Bioinorganic Photochemistry and Catalysis
Dr. Knör

Group Research Interests

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 für Anorganische Chemie
    93040 Regensburg
    Germany (European Union)
Main Topics
  • Photochemistry
  • Photocatalysis
Further Topics
  • Metalloporphyrins, Catalysis
  • Electronic Spectra, Luminescence
  • Materials, Photophysics, Photonics, Sensors
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry, Enzymes, Heme
  • Artificial photosynthesis
Some Recent Papers
  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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