Synthesis of meso-substituted subphthalocyanine-subporphyrin hybrids: Boron subtribenzodiazaporphyrins

Sonia Remiro Buenamanana, Alejandro Diaz-Moscoso, David Hughes, Manfred Bochmann, Graham J. Tizzard, Simon J. Coles, Andy Cammidge

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The first syntheses of hybrid structures that lie between SubPhthalocyanines and SubPorphyrins are reported. The versatile, single-step synthetic protocol uses a preformed aminoisoindolene to provide the bridging methine unit and its substituent, while trialkoxyborates simultaneously act as Lewis acid/template and provider of the apical substituent. Selection of each component therefore allows controlled formation of diverse, differentially functionalised systems. The new hybrids are isolated as robust, pure materials that display intense absorption and emission in the mid-visible region. They are further characterised in solution and solid state by variable temperature NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography respectively
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7510-7514
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2015


  • dyes/pigments
  • heterocycles
  • phthalocyanines
  • porphyrinoids
  • synthetic methods

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