Effective expansion of the subporphyrin chromophore through conjugation with meso-oligo(1,4-phenyleneethynylene) substituents: Octupolar effect on two-photon absorption

Yasuhide Inokuma, Shanmugam Easwaramoorthi, So Young Jang, Kil Suk Kim, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Go with the glow: A series of meso-oligo(1,4-phenyleneethynylene) substituted subporphyrins shows a significant amplification in absorption coefficient and fluorescence quantum yield as the chain length of the substituents increases (see picture). Particularly, enhancement of the two-photon absorption properties along the series can be characterized by an octupolar effect rather than a conjugation effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4840-4843
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 16


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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