Internally 1,4-phenylene-bridged meso aryl-substituted expanded porphyrins: The decaphyrin and octaphyrin cases

Venkataramanarao G. Anand, Shohei Saito, Soji Shimizu, Atsuhiro Osuka

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Current affairs: Incorporation of a 1,4-phenylene bridge into meso aryl-substituted decaphyrin and octaphyrin has a profound impact on the structural and electronic properties of the macrocycles. Bridged decaphyrin has two oxidation states, one of which shows a rather strong diatropic ring current. X-ray crystal structure analyses reveal bridged octaphyrin possesses a p-quinodimethane unit, while bridged decaphyrin has a phenylene unit (see picture). (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7244-7248
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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