Intramolecular hydrogen bonding as a synthetic tool to induce chemical selectivity in acid catalyzed porphyrin synthesis

Jackson D. Megiatto, Dustin Patterson, Benjamin D. Sherman, Thomas A. Moore, Devens Gust, Ana L. Moore

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A straightforward procedure based on the formation of intramolecular hydrogen bonds to impart selectivity in the preparation of multi-functionalized porphyrins has been developed. To illustrate the concept, the synthesis of a biomimetic artificial photosynthetic model able to undergo electron and proton transfer reactions upon irradiation is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4558-4560
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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