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Core-modified hexaphyrin: synthesis and characterization of 31,34-disilahexaphyrinoid

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Abstract

Condensation of 16-silatripyrrane with pentafluorobenzaldehyde under catalytic conditions followed by DDQ oxidation leads to 31,34-disilahexaphyrinoid – a four times reduced derivative of 31,34-disilahexaphyrin which contains two built-in silole units flanked by four tetrahedrally hybridized meso carbons. In the preferred folded macrocyclic conformation the silole rings remain perpendicular to each other. The steric hindrance of bulky substituents at silicon atoms and β-positions of siloles prevented aromatization. Only one meso diastereomer (5S, 15S, 20R, 30R) has been isolated and subsequently identified by 1D and 2D NMR techniques. The density functional theory (DFT) has been applied to model the molecular structure of 31,34-disilahexaphyrinoid consistent with constraints imposed by NOE experiments. The total energies calculated at the B3LYP/6-31G**//B3LYP/6-31G** level for four feasible meso diastereomers clearly demonstrated the energetic preference for the meso diastereomer (5S, 15S, 20R, 30R).

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The article was received on 19 Dec 2011, accepted on 29 Feb 2012 and first published on 01 Mar 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07134G
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 3463-3471
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    Core-modified hexaphyrin: synthesis and characterization of 31,34-disilahexaphyrinoid

    J. Skonieczny, L. Latos-Grażyński and L. Szterenberg, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 3463
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07134G

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