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Noncovalent interactions in acid–porphyrin complexes

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This report examines the dynamics and the complexation behaviour of ‘acid porphyrin’ systems in solution and provides a valuable insight into the mechanisms for both porphyrin protonation and metallation. The synthesis of mono- and bis-substituted porphyrins appended with long alkyl chain fluorinated acids permitted intramolecular proton transfer to be observed and macrocyclic conformational control to be achieved. Furthermore, acid–porphyrin complexation is shown to be compatible with established metal–ligand interactions in the generation of novel supramolecular assemblies in solution.

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The article was received on 05 Mar 2012, accepted on 18 Apr 2012 and first published on 09 May 2012

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20271A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 2351-2366

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    Noncovalent interactions in acid–porphyrin complexes

    M. J. Webb and N. Bampos, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 2351
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20271A

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