Christian Brückner

Department Head



  • Postdoctorate, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1996-1998
  • Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dipl. Chem. University of Technology Aachen, Germany

Research Interests

Development of synthetic strategies toward the step-by-step conversion of one or more pyrrolic units in porphyrins into non-pyrrolic heterocycles. We are studying to which extend the modifications affect their chemical reactivity, conformation, conformational flexibility, coordination, and photochemical properties. These porphyrinoids find use as models for chlorins found in naturally occurring photosynthetic centers. The strongly light absorbing, emitting, and sensitizing properties of these chromo phores are utilized as in cancer photodynamic therapy, fluorescence labeling, and chemosensing.

Christian Brueckner
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-2743
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationCHEM A-116/A-403
CampusStorrs Campus