Inside Cover: Hexaphyrin Fused to Two Anthracenes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39/2012)

Authors

  • Koji Naoda,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
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  • Hirotaka Mori,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Naoki Aratani,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
    2. PRESTO (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
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  • Byung Sun Lee,

    1. Spectroscopy Laboratory for Functional π-Electronic Systems and Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Dr. Dongho Kim,

    Corresponding author
    1. Spectroscopy Laboratory for Functional π-Electronic Systems and Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
    • Spectroscopy Laboratory for Functional π-Electronic Systems and Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Dr. Atsuhiro Osuka

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
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Abstract

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π-Expanded porphyrinoids, in which aromatic units are fused to the porphyrin ring, have become the focus of recent attention. In their Communication on page 9856 ff., D. Kim, A. Osuka, et al. report the formation of a hexaphyrin fused to two anthracenes by an oxidative fusion reaction. Owing to the flat and elongated rectangular conjugated network, this fused hexaphyrin exhibits a remarkably red-shifted and unusual, sharp Q-band-like band at 1467nm. (The photos are courtesy of kyoto-design.jp.)

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