Extremely long, discrete meso - meso-coupled porphyrin arrays

Naoki Aratani, Atsuhiro Osuka, Yong Hee Kim, Dae Hong Jeong, Dongho Kim

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Monodisperse, rodlike molecules 1 composed of repeating individual chromophores that have substantial electronic interactions in the ground state have been synthesized by the meso-meso coupling of porphyrins. The 128- mer (n = 63) at about 106 nm long is the longest such system known. The S1 states are delocalized over 6-8 porphyrin units. Ar = 3,5-dioctyloxyphenyl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1462
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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