A remarkable side-product from the synthesis of an octaalkylphthalocyanine: formation of a tetrabenzotriazaporphyrin

Andrew N. Cammidge, Michael J. Cook, David L. Hughes, Fabien Nekelson, Muhibur Rahman

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1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25-Octahexyl-29H,31H-tetrabenzo[b,g,l,q][5,10,15]triazaporphyrin has been isolated as the main side product in the preparation of 1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25-octahexylphthalocyanine via a lithium pentyloxide induced cyclotetramerisation of 3,6-dihexylphthalonitrile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-932
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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