Synthesis and reactivity of 5,10,15-triaryl doubly N-confused bilanes

Motoki Toganoh, Sabapathi Gokulnath, Yasunori Kawabe, Hiroyuki Furuta

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A series of 5,10,15-tris(pentafluorophenyl) doubly N-confused bilanes were synthesized in a stepwise manner with the aid of sterically demanding N-protecting groups, in which the difference in reactivity between regular pyrrole and N-confused pyrrole plays a crucial role in the synthetic strategy. Some doubly N-confused bilanes were converted into porphyrinoids or a unique 2:2 copper(II) complex with a helical structure. In addition, the conformations and electronic states of the doubly N-confused bilanes were investigated theoretically, giving fruitful information about the effect of confusion on the bilane skeleton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4380-4391
Number of pages12
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry

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