Oxidative coupling of porphyrins using copper(ii) salts

Bradley J. Brennan, Michael J. Kenney, Paul A. Liddell, Brian R. Cherry, Jian Li, Ana L. Moore, Thomas A. Moore, Devens Gust

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Abstract

A method for radical coupling of porphyrins using copper(ii) salts as one-electron oxidants was developed. A Zn(ii)-porphyrin bearing an aminophenyl group yielded porphyrin oligomers, and two tri-arylporphyrins were oxidized to form doubly and triply linked dimers. Bromination of doubly linked dimers gave macrocycles with twisted skeletons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10034-10036
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2011

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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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Brennan, B. J., Kenney, M. J., Liddell, P. A., Cherry, B. R., Li, J., Moore, A. L., Moore, T. A., & Gust, D. (2011). Oxidative coupling of porphyrins using copper(ii) salts. Chemical Communications, 47(36), 10034-10036. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc13596a