meso-Tetraalkyl porphycenes exhibit unique optical properties with wide potential applications. The very fact that incorporation of porphycenes into polymeric materials is rare, make this approach a particularly attractive one. In this work, meso-tetrakis(3-butenyl)porphycene bearing four terminal olefin groups is prepared via two synthetic strategies: 1) the McMurry reaction using 5,5′-diacyl-2,2′-bipyrroles as precursors and 2) the oxidative coupling of dipyrroethenes. The newly obtained porphycene has been characterized by single X-ray crystallography. A porphycene–polydimethylsiloxane hybrid film is successfully prepared by a platinum-catalyzed hydrosilylation reaction. The hybrid film can be anchored with tweezers, showing a weak red emission with a quantum yield of 0.4 % at room temperature, whose intensity drastically increases reaching a quantum yield of 6.7 % in liquid nitrogen (77 K). This report represents the first example of porphycene-containing elastomeric films for potential application in various fields.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry