Synthesis of a Neo-Confused Octaphyrin and the Formation of Its Mononuclear Complexes

Kai Zhang, Junda Zhang, Xin Li, Rui Guo, Hans Ågren, Zhongping Ou, Masatoshi Ishida, Hiroyuki Furuta, Yongshu Xie

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Abstract

Novel neo-confused octaphyrin(1.1.1.1.1.1.1.0) (1) was synthesized by oxidative ring closure of an octapyrrane bearing two terminal confused pyrroles. Crystal structures of its Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes (2 and 3) show a figure-of-eight conformation with unique mononuclear coordination structures. Photophysical data and theoretical calculations suggest that the neo-confused octaphyrin 1 is a 34π electron conjugated species showing nonaromaticity. Coordination of copper and zinc ions results in the further narrowing of the HOMO-LUMO gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4806-4809
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Volume17
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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