We thank the EPSRC and the Clarendon Fund of the University of Oxford for support, the EPSRC mass spectrometry service (Swansea) for mass spectra, Dr. J. K. Sprafke for recording fluorescence spectra, Dr. G. M. Fischer for providing some starting materials, and Prof. R. J. Nicholas for use of NIR photoluminescence instrumentation.
Two Vernier-Templated Routes to a 24-Porphyrin Nanoring†
Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 27, pages 6696–6699, July 2, 2012
How to Cite
Kondratuk, D. V., Perdigao, L. M. A., O'Sullivan, M. C., Svatek, S., Smith, G., O'Shea, J. N., Beton, P. H. and Anderson, H. L. (2012), Two Vernier-Templated Routes to a 24-Porphyrin Nanoring. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 6696–6699. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202870
- Issue published online: 27 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 APR 2012
- template synthesis
Many hands make light work: Small templates working together have directed the formation of a giant π-conjugated macrocycle with a diameter of 10 nm—larger than many enzymes. The 24 porphyrin subunits of the nanoring are well resolved in the STM image. The conformation of the nanoring can be controlled by self-assembly of a stable 2:24 double-strand sandwich complex with 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO).