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Design and synthesis of porphyrin-containing catenanes and rotaxanes

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Abstract

Catenanes and rotaxanes containing porphyrin subunits have become popular synthetic targets because of the large variety of available synthetic strategies including the coordination chemistry of metallated porphyrins, coupled with the many attractive physical properties of porphyrins. This tutorial review outlines various synthetic approaches and templating strategies that have been used to prepare a range of mechanically interlocked architectures that incorporate porphyrins as fundamental subunits either grafted onto macrocycles or as stoppers. These species are of interest in relation to recreating natural processes such as the photosynthetic apparatus or enzyme binding sites.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2008 and first published on 24 Nov 2008


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B710908N
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 422-442

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    Design and synthesis of porphyrin-containing catenanes and rotaxanes

    J. A. Faiz, V. Heitz and J. Sauvage, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 422
    DOI: 10.1039/B710908N

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