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Issue 91, 2017
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The first synthesis of meso-dicycloalkylporphycenes: ring strain effects on structural and optical properties of isomeric porphyrins

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Two novel meso-dicycloalkylporphycenes, namely meso-dicyclopentyl- (Cy5Pc) and meso-dicyclohexylporphycenes (Cy6Pc) are synthesized for the first time in porphycene chemistry. We use intermolecular oxidative coupling of 5,6-dicycloalkydipyrroethenes mediated by hypervalent iodine(III) reagents. The solution fluorescence maxima of Cy5Pc are more than 400 times as intense as that of Cy6Pc. The results suggested that photoluminescence switching is achieved through the ring strain perturbation of the meso-substituted cycloalkyl groups on the porphycene cavity.

Graphical abstract: The first synthesis of meso-dicycloalkylporphycenes: ring strain effects on structural and optical properties of isomeric porphyrins

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2017, accepted on 22 Oct 2017 and first published on 24 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07170A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12258-12261

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    The first synthesis of meso-dicycloalkylporphycenes: ring strain effects on structural and optical properties of isomeric porphyrins

    T. Ono, D. Koga, K. Yoza and Y. Hisaeda, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12258
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07170A

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