The construction of chirally twisted porphyrin-based molecular capsule 6 and polymeric capsule 8 was investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and 1H NMR, UV-visible, and CD spectroscopic observations. Molecular capsule 6 and polymeric capsule 8 were constructed by the reaction of chiral cis-Pd(II) complex 4 bearing a (R)-(+)-2,2'-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1'-binaphthyl (BINAP) ligand with porphyrin 1 bearing four pyridyl groups and porphyrin 2 bearing eight pyridyl groups, respectively. The peak-splitting pattern of the β-pyrrole protons in the 1H NMR spectrum and the specific CD spectral pattern bearing an exciton coupling band indicate that both molecular capsule 6 and polymeric capsule 8 are chirally twisted. Moreover, it was found that the CD intensity of the polymeric capsule plotted against /( + ) shows a sigmoidal curvature, reflecting a unique cooperativity among the ligand groups; that is, the ligand existing in excess over the other dominates the twisting direction. These results consistently demonstrate that "chirality" in these molecular assembly systems is conveniently controlled by the use of chiral ligands.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry