Metallic Phthalocyanines: impact of the film deposition method on its supramolecular arrangement and sensor performance

Abstract This short review gives a concise overview of the impact of deposition methods on the supramolecular arrangement of metallic phthalocyanine films and their applications. Primarily, an introduction about the possible phthalocyanine molecular structures and derivatives obtained from modification on the phthalocyanine rings was presented. The possibility of perfecting/improving the supramolecular arrangement of metallic phthalocyanine (MPcs) films by using different deposition techniques such as Langmuir-Blodgett (LB), Langmuir-Schaefer (LS), Layer-by-Layer (LbL), physical vapor deposition (PVD) and electrodeposition was discussed in further details. Herein, we highlighted some techniques used on the characterization of supramolecular arrangement (morphology, optical properties, and molecular organization), including the impact on sensing applications. The main scope of this short review is focused on the advances made in this research field in the last five years.