Financial support from the NSF (CHE-0517782 and CHE-1058846 to C.B. and an REU fellowship to S.W.) is gratefully acknowledged. The X-ray diffractometer was funded by NSF Grant 0087210, Ohio Board of Regents Grant CAP-491, and by Youngstown State University.
Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 23, pages 5757–5760, June 4, 2012
How to Cite
Samankumara, L. P., Wells, S., Zeller, M., Acuña, A. M., Röder, B. and Brückner, C. (2012), Expanded Bacteriochlorins. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 5757–5760. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201124
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 2012
- NSF. Grant Numbers: CHE-0517782, CHE-1058846
- optical properties;
Ruffled rings: Both pyrrolidine moieties in meso-tetraaryl-7,8,17,18-tetrahydroxybacteriochlorins can be sequentially expanded into morpholine rings to give the first bacteriochlorin-like derivatives containing two non-pyrrolic heterocycles. These porphyrioids are characterized by nonplanar conformations and significantly red-shifted optical spectra, both of which can be modulated by the introduction of linkages between β and o-phenyl positions.