Anion binding: A new direction in porphyrin-related research

Jonathan L. Sessler, Michael Cyr, Hiroyuki Furuta, Vladimir Král, Tarak Mody, Takashi Morishima, Mitsuhiko Shionoya, Steven Weghorn

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A new approach to the chelation of anionic substrates, based on the use of large, pyrrole-containing macrocycles, the so-called “expanded porphyrins”, is described. This anion binding, which is without precedent in simpler porphyrin-type systems, is manifest both in the solid state and in solution. In the present paper, it is illustrated in terms of solid state structural results obtained from single-crystal X-ray diffraction structural analyses of various anion complexes of three prototypic systems, namely the sapphyrins, anthraphyrins, and rubyrins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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