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XIII International Conference “Synthesis and Application of Porphyrins and Their Analogues”

The XIII International Conference “Synthesis and Application of Porphyrins and Their Analogues” ( was held from June 23 to 28, 2019 on the basis of “Silver Ples” pension in the Kostroma region. The conference was attended by more than 100 scientists from 6 countries: Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, China and Armenia. Along with well-known scientists in the field of macroheterocyclic compounds, the students, graduate students and post-docs (~ 50 % of the participants) actively participated in the conference. The conference was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of one of the founders of Ivanovo Scientific School of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines prof. Boris Dmitrievich Berezin. It was opened with the reports of his student, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Oscar I. Koifman and of his son Dmitry Borisovich Berezin, who talked about the scientific career of Boris Dmitrievich and his main scientific achievements. The contribution of Prof. Berezin to the establishment and development of research on porphyrins and their analogues was also noted in the reports of conference participants who knew Boris Dmitrievich well – Professors E.I. Zenkevich, A.F. Mironov, G.V. Ponomarev, A.A. Krasnovsky, M.K. Islyaikin, M.I. Bazanov, as well as in the talks of his former students – Professors P.A. Stuzhin, A.S. Semeikin, O.A. Petrov. The plenary report “Carbaporphyrinoids – a quest for macrocyclic surroundings in organometallic chemistry” was made by the Academician of the Polish Academy of Sciences Lechosław Latos-Grażyński. He was awarded the Rimma P. Evstigneeva Medal for achievements in the synthesis of porphyrins and their analogues.

The discussions at the conference were focused on issues related to the application of porphyrins and their analogues in various fields. Much attention was paid to their use in medicine, including in PDT (A.F. Mironov, G.V. Ponomarev, A.V. Kustov, E.F. Stradanko, M.A. Grin). Among the reports received with great interest there were the talks of Prof. P. Zimcik (the Czech Republic) on the use of amino-azaphthalocyanines as labels for oligonucleotides, of Prof. K. Liang (China) on the use of porphyrins in electrocatalysis, of Prof. V.A. Burmistrov on chiral liquid crystal materials based on macrocycles , and Prof. D.V. Konarev on the unusual magnetic properties of anion-radical salts of porphyrins and phthalocyanines, and others.

On the final day of the conference, a youth session was held and the reports of graduate students I. Skvortsov (Ivanovo) and A. Kosov (Moscow) were noted as the best.

More than 90 reports were announced at the poster session. The posters of Jan Kollár (Czech Republic) and A.V. Kozlov (Chernogolovka) were marked as the best.


The conference and publication of this issue were supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant 19-03-20045).

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