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Magnesium porphyrins with relevance to chlorophylls

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A review on the chemistry of magnesium porphyrins, which have significant interest owing to the relevance to chlorophyll molecules, is presented with emphasis on bicarbonate adducts of magnesium porphyrin and chlorophyll. The chemistry of 26 unique magnesium porphyrins is described as review articles on synthetic magnesium porphyrins are limited. Interest is given to the electron transfer reactions of magnesium porphyrins in artificial photosynthetic systems. The magnesium porphyrins are described considering coordination chemistry, structural aspects, electronic and electrochemical properties.

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2017, accepted on 29 Mar 2017 and first published on 29 Mar 2017

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00823F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 6497-6509
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    Magnesium porphyrins with relevance to chlorophylls

    K. D. Borah and J. Bhuyan, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 6497
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00823F

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