Synthesis and characterization of N-confused porphyrinatoantimony(V): Toward a low energy gap molecular wire

Takuji Ogawa, Hiroyuki Furuta, Minako Takahashi, Ayako Morino, Hidemitsu Uno

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N-Confused tetraarylporphyrinatoantimony(V) dimethoxides were synthesized and their X-ray crystallographic structure, absorption spectra and voltammetric spectra were studied. X-ray crystallographic structure revealed neutral molecules with no counter anion. From the absorption spectra and voltammetric studies we estimated their energy gaps to be about 0.2 eV less than the corresponding porphyrinatoantimony(V). The axial ligands could easily be exchanged in solvent alcohol by acid promotion. These characteristics of N-confused porphyrinatoantimony(V) indicate that they are good candidates for the molecular wire component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-557
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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