Stable [48]-, [50]-, and [52]dodecaphyrins( The largest Hückel aromatic molecules

Takanori Soya, Woojae Kim, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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[52]Dodecaphyrin( was quantitatively oxidized with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) to the corresponding [50]dodecaphyrin. Further oxidation of [50]dodecaphyrin with MnO2 quantitatively afforded [48]dodecaphyrin. Of the three, [50]dodecaphyrin showed Hückel aromatic character as the largest aromatic molecule reported to date. Protonation of [50]dodecaphyrin with methanesulfonic acid (MSA) led to the formation of a planar tetraprotonated species that displayed a sharp and intense Soret-like band at 906 nm with ε=6.5×105 M-1 cm-1 and Q-band-like bands at 1346 and 1600 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8341-8346
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

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  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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