Monographs and Reference Works

Porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins
Their general, physical and coordination chemistry, and laboratory methods, J. E Falk, 1964 (or Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins: A new edition based on the original volume by J. E. Falk, 1975) (available in  CB Office)

The Porphyrins
Volumes 1-7, David Dolphin, Ed., 1978. The classic multi-volume text on porphyrins. Available at UConn Library; some volumes available in CB Office UConn; some chapters available as copy in the laboratory.

TOC Vol. I Synthesis A    TOC Vol. II Synthesis B
TOC Vol. III Physical A   TOC Vol. IV Physical B     TOC Vol. V Physical C
TOC Vol. VI Biochemistry A     TOC Vol. VI Biochemistry B


contentThe Porphyrin Handbook
The modern classic.
Volumes 1-10, Karl Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard, Eds., 2000.Available at UConn Library; available in CB Office
Volumes 11-20, Karl Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard, Eds., 2003. Available at UConn Library; available in CB Office.

TOC Vol. 1-20


7376.coverHandbook of Porphyrin Science
The current porphyrin review series
Karl Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard, Eds.
Volumes 1-5, 2010. E-book through library.
Volumes 6-10, 2010. E-book through library.
Volumes 11-15, 2011. E-book through library.
Volumes 16-20, 2012. E-book through library; available in CB Office
Volumes 21-25, 2012. E-book through library; available in CB Office
Volumes 26-30, 2013.
Volumes 31-35, 2014. Available in CB Office

The Colours of Life: An Introduction to the Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related Compounds, Lionel R. Milgrom, 1997 (available in  CB Office)

Tetrapyrroles: Birth, Life and Death, Martin Warren, Alison Smith (Editors), Springer, NYC, 2009.

Iron Porphyrins (Several Volumes), A. Barry P. Lever, Harry B. Gray, Eds. (available in  CB Office)

Coordination Compounds of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanine, B. D. Berezin, 1981.

The Chemistry of Linear Oligopyrroles and Bile Pigments, Heinz Falk, 1989. (available hard bound in CB Office and copy in laboratory)

Expanded, Contracted and Isomeric Porphyrins, Jonathan L. Sessler, 1997. (available in  CB Office)

Phthalocyanine Research and Applications, Arthur L. Thomas, CRC Press, 1990.

Phthalocyanine Materials: Synthesis, Structure and Function, Neil B. McKeown, 1998.

Photosensitization of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Ichiro Okura, 2000.



Key Reviews on Porphyrins and their Applications


Companies Selling Porphyrins/Phthalocyanines


Porphyrin-related Websites