Cofacial porphyrin-ferrocene dyads and a new class of conjugated porphyrin

Andrew N. Cammidge, Peter J. Scaife, Gûlen Berber, David L. Hughes

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[GRAPHIC] A porphyrin-ferrocene dyad has been synthesized in which there is close face-to-face contact between the two aromatic systems, providing a model for heterobimetallic polymers based on the same repeating unit. Attempts to synthesize the 2:1 adduct instead led to a remarkable intramolecular Heck-type cyclization which planarizes the system and extends the conjugation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3413-3416
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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