N-fused porphyrin: A maverick member of the porphyrin family

Motoki Toganoh, Hiroyuki Furuta

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    20 Citations (Scopus)


    Fusion is a relatively new concept to produce unique members of the porphyrin family. A representative compound formed by fusion is Nfused porphyrin, which is synthesized from N-confused porphyrin. N-Fused porphyrin has an unusually narrow HOMOLUMO energy gap and exhibits absorption in the near infrared region up to 1100 nm. Moreover, N-fused porphyrin serves as a versatile mononegative tridentate ligand, which can bind a variety of metal centers tightly. While inner-core fusion is rare in tetrapyrrolic porphyrinoids, it becomes more common in expanded porphyrins, where a variety of novel structures are produced unanticipatedly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)615-622
    Number of pages8
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)


    Dive into the research topics of 'N-fused porphyrin: A maverick member of the porphyrin family'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this