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This double issue of the journal is dedicated to 10th International Conference on Physical and Coordination Chemistry of Porphyrins and their Analogues (ICPC-10), held in Ivanovo July 1-4, 2009.

Organisation of conferences on porphyrin chemistry in the Soviet Union and then in CIS countries has 30 years history (see cover backside). The first six conferences being All-Union were held in different republics of the USSR which became now the independent states – Tadjikistan (Dushanbe, 1977), Russia (Ivanovo, 1979 and 1988), Uzbekistan (Samarkand, 1982 and 1991), Armenia (Erevan, 1984). Then as a result of political development these conferences have received international status and were held in the CIS countries – Russia (Snt. Petersburg, 1995; Suzdal, 2003) and Belarus’ (Minsk, 1998). Starting from 2000 the International Conferences on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP) are regularly organized (Dijon, France, 2000; Kyoto, Japan, 2002; New Orlean, USA, 2004; Rome, Italy, 2006), the 5th one was held in Moscow (Russia) in 2008. However the Conferences on Chemistry of Porphyrins and their Analogues remain the most important Russian-language scientific forum for researchers investigating porphyrin-type macroheterocycles.

In order to open the scientific results presented at ICPC-10 to the more broad international readership it was suggested to publish them in English in the journal “Macroheterocycles”. In this issue we publish 14 works of the conference participants. D.V. Konarev and R.N. Lubovskaya review their studies of metal porphyrin complexes with fullerenes. Several works present the new results in synthetic chemistry of benzo-annelated porphyrins (A.V. Cheprakov and co-authors), boronated (V.A. Ol’shevskaya et al.) and lipophilic (N.A. Bragina et al.) derivatives of tetra-phenylporphyrins, binuclear phthalocyanines (A.Yu. Tolbin and L.G. Tomilova), three-chain precusors for thiadiazole macroheterocycles (E.A. Danilova et al.). In the large experimental paper E.I. Zenkevich and C. von Borczyskovski report their study of photo-induced relaxation processes in the pophyrin-based nanostructures. The papers of M.M. Kruk and A.S. Starukhin are devoted to photophysical and spectral characteristics of porphyrins. Catalytical properties of natural pophyrins in oxidation reactions have been investigated by O.V. Nevrova and A.V. Lobanov, and of iron phthalocyanine by A.Yu. Tolbin and co-authors. R.M. Islamova and co-authors present the results of the experimental study and A.K. Friesen – of theoretical study of the polymerization processes controlled by metal porphyrin complexes.
This issue contains also the regular papers on synthesis of fluoren-containing (aza)crown ethers (N.G. Luk’yanenko and co-authors), cyclic polyamines (A. D. Averin et al.) and theoretical study of macroheterocyclic metal complexes.