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Porphyrin coordination polymer nanospheres and nanorods

United States Patent

December 4, 2012
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A porphyrin coordination polymer nanostructure comprising a network of pyridyl porphyrin molecules and coordinating metal ions coordinatively bound through the pyridyl groups. In some embodiments, the porphyrins are metalloporphyrins. A variety of nanostructures are formed by the network polymer, including nanospheres, polygonal nanostructures, nanorods, and nanofibers, depending on a variety of factors including coordination metal ion, porphyrin type, metal of the metalloporphyrin, and degree of agitation during nanostructure formation. Reduction of coordinating metal ions may be used to form metal nanoparticles on the coordination polymer nanostructure.
Wang; Zhongchun (Albuquerque, NM), Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Medforth; Craig J. (Winters, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 762,512
June 13, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.