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10th Edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

March 10-12, 2025

March 10 -12, 2025 | Rome, Italy
World Nano 2024

Raymond C Jagessar

Raymond C Jagessar, Speaker at Nanomaterials Conference
University of Guyana, Guyana
Title : Porphyrin based nanomaterials


Porphyrins are terapyrrolic compounds that are usually synthesized by the condensation of aromatic aldehyde with pyrrole or the reaction of dipyrromethene with an aromatic aldehyde followed by oxidation with p-chloranil. Because of its highly conjugated nature and rich 22 ? electron system, excellent chemical and physical properties, they have been used as versatile building blocks for the synthesis of nanomaterials with varying applicability, extreme molar absorption to near-infrared spectrum from the visible region, supreme oxygen quantum yields with singlet state, and chemical flexibility. Functionalized porphyrin-based nanocomposites offers various tunability modes in terms of optical, electronic, and magnetic properties and provide an efficient sensing platform to detect various analytes in the field of environment, health, and food. Porphyrin carbon nanocomposites can be used as nanosensors for the detection of toxic compounds and volatile organic compounds ( VOCs) generated during the deterioration of food. Porphyrins have demonstrated great potentials in visible-light photocatalytic applications, because of their electrical, optical and catalytic properties. This has found diverse application in the synthesis of selective nanomaterials with porphyrin like properties.  The nanoparticles of porphyrin and its derivatives have been developed for drug delivery systems which are one of the popular fields in pharmaceutical chemistry. Porphyrin nanomaterials condensing to different drug delivery variables have been utilized to enhance delivery features due to the properties that allow immune tolerance, specific targeting, better hydrophilicity, and lengthy tissue lifetime.

Audience Take Away:

  • The audience will be more knowledgeable at work in nanotechnology
  • It will improve the accuracy of a design
  • It will expand the scope of nanotechnologists


Prof. Raymond C. Jagessar obtained his BSc (distinction) in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Guyana (1991) and was assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry from (1991-1992). He obtained his PhD from the UK in 1995. He held three Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDF) at the University of South Carolina (USA), Wichita State University (USA) and the University of the West Indies during the period, 1996-1999. He has several international awards, amongst them are Chartered Chemist, CChem and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, UK, Research Grants and recently, one of the awardees of the Guyana Innovation Prize, 2021. His research interests are broad, covering the spectrum of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He has published over 100 research articles, five book chapters, one book and presented at many conferences, locally and internationally. He is currently Professor in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic) at the University of Guyana (South America), Fellow and President of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.