Porphyrin as a versatile visible-light-activatable organic/metal hybrid photoremovable protecting group

Adiki Raja Sekhar, Youhei Chitose, Jiří Janoš, Sahar Israeli Dangoor, Andrea Ramundo, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Petr Slavíček, Petr Klán, Roy Weinstain

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

14 被引用数 (Scopus)


Photoremovable protecting groups (PPGs) represent one of the main contemporary implementations of photochemistry in diverse fields of research and practical applications. For the past half century, organic and metal-complex PPGs were considered mutually exclusive classes, each of which provided unique sets of physical and chemical properties thanks to their distinctive structures. Here, we introduce the meso-methylporphyrin group as a prototype hybrid-class PPG that unites traditionally exclusive elements of organic and metal-complex PPGs within a single structure. We show that the porphyrin scaffold allows extensive modularity by functional separation of the metal-binding chromophore and up to four sites of leaving group release. The insertion of metal ions can be used to tune their spectroscopic, photochemical, and biological properties. We provide a detailed description of the photoreaction mechanism studied by steady-state and transient absorption spectroscopies and quantum-chemical calculations. Our approach applied herein could facilitate access to a hitherto untapped chemical space of potential PPG scaffolds.

ジャーナルNature communications
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学一般
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学一般
  • 物理学および天文学一般


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