Perfluorinated meso-aryl-substituted expanded porphyrins

Soji Shimizu, Ji Young Shin, Hiroyuki Furuta, Rami Ismael, Atsuhiro Osuka

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    Twisted figure-of-eight structures are found for the perfluorinated meso-aryl-substituted expanded porphyrins synthesized from 3,4-difluoropyrrole and pentafluorobenzaldehyde under modified Rothemund-Lindsey conditions. The crystal structure of the [26]hexaphyrin (see picture) consists of two almost planar tripyrrolic subunits which are tilted by approximately 60° in which a distinct alternation in the bond lengths of the π-electronic system is evident.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)78-82
    Number of pages5
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 3 2003

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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