Honeycomb-patterned phthalocyanine films with photo-active antibacterial activities

Xinyu Zhou, Zihui Chen, Zihui Wang, Yi Guo, Chen Ho Tung, Fushi Zhang, Xuewu Liu

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We report honeycomb-patterned phthalocyanine (Pc) films fabricated by self-assembly of dodecyloxy-azo-Zinc phthalocyanine (daZnPc) using the breath figure (BF) technique. These ultrathin Pc films exhibit a robust photo-dependent antibacterial effect against Escherichia coli (E. coli).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10614-10616
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number90
StatePublished - Oct 17 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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