N-confused porphine

Tatsuki Morimoto, Shozo Taniguchi, Atsuhiro Osuka, Hiroyuki Furuta

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    A skeleton of N-confused porphyrin (NC-porphine) has been synthesized for the first time, through a [3+1] coupling reaction. A completely planar inner 3H tautomeric form was found in the crystals, and the molecular packing shows a sandwich herringbone structure similar to that of normal porphine, whilst some of the spectroscopic properties demonstrate systematic substituent effects by the meso-phenyl groups on the N-confused porphyrin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3887-3890
    Number of pages4
    JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 12 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry


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