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“Blackening” Porphyrins by Conjugation with Quinones



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: “Blackening” Porphyrins by Conjugation with Quinones Volume 48, Issue 14, 2442, Article first published online: 17 March 2009

  • The authors thank Thomas Müller, Simone Moser, and Prof. Ernst Ellmerer for mass and NMR spectra. The work in Innsbruck was supported by the Austrian National Science Foundation (FWF project no. P-17437) and the Tyrolean Science Foundation (project no. UNI 404/22).


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From red to black porphyrins: “Black” porphyrins absorb visible light effectively at all wavelengths and are available by conjugation of four benzoquinone units to a porphyrin core. These robust molecular components are likely to be useful in optoelectronic devices as they absorb a large fraction of the visible light.