Zinc-coordination oligomers of phenanthrolinylporphyrins

Kathryn Phillips-McNaughton, John Taylor Groves

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(Matrix presented) We report the synthesis of mono- and bisphenanthrolinylporphyrins 5-(9-carboxy-1,10-phenanthroline-2),15-(p-tolyl)-2,8,12,18-tetraethyl-3,7,13, 17-tetramethylporphyrin (MPPc) and 5,15-bis(9-carboxy-1,10-phenanthropline-2)-2,8,12,18-tetraethyl-3,7,13, 17-tetramethylporphyrin (BPPc), respectively. The formation of dimers and oligomers, with MPPc and BPPc, respectively, upon exposure to zinc acetate is described. Oligomerization of the porphyrins was monitored spectrophotometrically, and a kinetic study was performed to estimate the average oligomer chain length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1829-1832
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 29 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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