Synthesis and characterization of meso-aryl-substituted subchlorins

Eiji Tsurumaki, Shohei Saito, Suk Kim Kil, Min Lim Jong, Yasuhide Inokuma, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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meso-Aryl-substituted subchlorins were obtained as a side product in acid-catalyzed subporphyrin synthesis and were fully characterized. Subchlorins were more efficiently prepared by reduction of subporphyrins with p-tosylhydrazide under basic conditions. Structural change from subporphyrin to subchlorin is accompanied by large optical and electrochemical changes that are quite similar to those observed upon change from porphyrin to chlorin. Optical and electrochemical properties of subchlorins are well understood within the framework of Gouterman's four-orbital theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-439
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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