Tribenzosubporphines: Synthesis and characterization

Yasuhide Inokuma, Jung Ho Kwon, Tae Kyu Ahn, Min Chul Yoo, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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(Figure Presented) Keeping it in the family: A one-pot condensation with a boric acid template leads to the synthesis of subporphineboron(III) complexes (see example; B green, O red, N blue, C turquoise, H white), ring-contracted congeners of porphyrins. Facile axial ligand exchange reactions provide alkoxy- and carboxy-coordinated subporphyrins, which have bowl-shaped structures with a bowl depth that depends on the axial group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-964
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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