Experimental and theoretical studies on oligomer formation of N-confused porphyrin-zinc(II) complexes

Motoki Toganoh, Naoyuki Harada, Tatsuki Morimoto, Hiroyuki Furuta

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    Abstract

    Dimer formation of the N-confused porphyrin zinc(II), cadmium(II), and mercury(II) complexes was investigated experimentally as well as theoretically. The stable dimers were formed through coordination of the peripheral nitrogen atoms owing to flexible rotation of the confused pyrrole rings. The Z dimers were significantly more stable than the E dimers likely due to π-π interaction between the two confused pyrrole rings. The possible formation of higher oligomers such as trimers was suggested in the case of meso-unsubstituted derivatives.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2257-2265
    Number of pages9
    JournalChemistry - A European Journal
    Volume13
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Organic Chemistry

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