A new synthetic route to donor-acceptor porphyrins

M. John Plater, Stuart Aiken, Grant Bourhill

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Some new donor-acceptor porphyrins have been prepared based on a metallated bis(ethynyl) porphyrin core. 4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl was used as the donor group and 4-nitrophenyl, 4-cyanophenyl and 5-nitrothiazoyl as the acceptor groups. Dipyrrylmethane was used for large scale porphyrin ring synthesis because the absence of methylene substituents reduces the difficulty of substituent scrambling that occurs during porphyrin synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2405-2413
Number of pages9
Issue number12
Early online date8 Feb 2002
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


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