N-confused porphyrin possessing glucamine-appendants: Aggregation and acid/base properties in aqueous media

Yoshiya Ikawa, Hiroaki Ogawa, Hiroyuki Harada, Hiroyuki Furuta

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A water-soluble derivative of N-confused porphyrin (NCP: 5,10,15,20-tetraaryl-2-aza-21-carbaporphyrin) was synthesized by introducing glucamine groups at the para-position of meso-aryl groups. The tetraglucamine-appended NCP (TG-NCP) exists as monocation in aqueous solution containing 6 mM sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) but exists as freebase to form aggregates in pure water. These properties are distinct from those of corresponding regular porphyrin, which exists as freebase in the micellar solution and practically insoluble in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6394-6397
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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