Straightforward and controlled synthesis of porphyrin-phthalocyanine-porphyrin heteroleptic triple-decker assemblies

Daniel Gonzalez Lucas, Shazia Soobrattee, David Hughes, Graham J. Tizzard, Simon J. Coles, Andy Cammidge (Lead Author)

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A versatile and straightforward protocol is disclosed for controlled synthesis of complex lanthanide-bridged heteroleptic porphyrin–phthalocyanine triple-decker assemblies. Two porphyrins, linked by a flexible spacer chain of intermediate length, sequentially capture lanthanide ions and a phthalocyanine to efficiently form the triple-decker complex. The bridge directs assembly, but also controls the mobility of the central macrocycle and further imparts a fully eclipsed arrangement of all three rings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10724-10728
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number47
Early online date26 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020


  • Dyes/Pigments
  • Porphyrinoids
  • phthalocyanines
  • lanthanides
  • Synthesis

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