Triply N-confused hexaphyrins: Near-infrared luminescent dyes with a triangular shape

Yong Shu Xie, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Motoki Toganoh, Hidemitsu Uno, Masaaki Suzuki, Shigeki Mori, Shohei Saito, Atsuhiro Osuka, Hiroyuki Furuta

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    Abstract

    Getting in shape: Meso-pentafluorophenyl triply N-confused hexaphyrins have been synthesized in the free-base and oxidized forms and shown to have a triangular shape and efficient emission in the NIR region (see picture). The triangular shape is achieved by the presence of alternating confused and normal pyrrole rings. DFT calculations show that the triangular shape is more stable than a rectangular form.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5496-5499
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Volume48
    Issue number30
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)

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