Snapshots of encapsulated porphyrins and heme enzymes in metal-organic materials: A prevailing paradigm of heme mimicry

Jeet Chakraborty, Ipsita Nath, Francis Walter Cornelius Verpoort

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Literature sources on metal-organic materials encapsulating versatile porphyrinoids and heme enzymes have been discussed in this review. General fundamentals and structural and chemical requisites of these architectures are discussed in introduction followed by historical perspectives of the initial composites. We have categorized the structural aspects of this class of compounds according to the host and guest skeletons as well as encapsulating strategies in a sequential manner. Heme mimetic, as well as some novel applications of the materials including oxidation, electron transfer, carbene transfer and bio-molecule sensing, are then discussed and compared with each other and their homogeneous analogues based on mechanistic similarities, wherever possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-163
Number of pages29
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Catalysis
  • Encapsulation
  • Heme enzyme
  • Metal-organic material
  • Porph@MOM
  • Porphyrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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