23 October 2001 Porphodimethenes/porphyrins: redox-switchable tetrapyrrolic macrocycles
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Proceedings Volume 4512, Complex Adaptive Structures; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.446774
Event: Complex Adaptive Structures, 2001, Hutchinson Island, FL, United States
Utilizing a general two-step procedure, a new class of porphodimethene macrocycles has been prepared, which can be easily converted to porphyrins bearing two 8-functionalized naphthalene spacers. Through straightforward modifications in the precursor molecules, macrocycles with a wide range of steric and electronic attributes can be isolated. With these simple ligands, metal-porphyrin complexes exhibiting interesting properties can be produced. For example, when two reactive groups are poised above the porphyrin, a reversible ring closure can take place under mild conditions, allowing for potential recognition sites close to a metal center to be electrochemically and chemically activated and deactivated. This intramolecular porphodimethene-porphyrin interconversion offers many exciting possibilities for the development of catalysis adept at specific transformations and for the design of novel sensors or photosensitizers.
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Hubert S. Gill, Hubert S. Gill, Michael Harmjanz, Michael Harmjanz, Michael J. Scott, Michael J. Scott, } "Porphodimethenes/porphyrins: redox-switchable tetrapyrrolic macrocycles", Proc. SPIE 4512, Complex Adaptive Structures, (23 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.446774


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