Azacalixphyrin: The Hidden Porphyrin Cousin Brought to Light

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  • Zhongrui Chen,

    1. CINaM, UMR 7325 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus Luminy, case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09 (France)
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  • Dr. Michel Giorgi,

    1. Spectropole, FR1739 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus St Jérôme, case D11, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France)
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  • Prof. Denis Jacquemin,

    Corresponding author
    1. CEISAM UMR CNRS 6230, Université de Nantes, 2, rue de la Houssinière, BP 92208 4322 NANTES Cedex 3 (France)
    2. Institut Universitaire de France, 103 blvd St Michel, 75005 Paris Cedex 05 (France)
    • Denis Jacquemin, CEISAM UMR CNRS 6230, Université de Nantes, 2, rue de la Houssinière, BP 92208 4322 NANTES Cedex 3 (France)

      Olivier Siri, CINaM, UMR 7325 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus Luminy, case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09 (France)

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  • Dr. Mourad Elhabiri,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR 7509 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 25, rue Becquerel, 67200 Strasbourg (France)
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  • Dr. Olivier Siri

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    1. CINaM, UMR 7325 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus Luminy, case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09 (France)
    • Denis Jacquemin, CEISAM UMR CNRS 6230, Université de Nantes, 2, rue de la Houssinière, BP 92208 4322 NANTES Cedex 3 (France)

      Olivier Siri, CINaM, UMR 7325 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus Luminy, case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09 (France)

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  • O.S. acknowledges the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Ministère de la Recherche et des Nouvelles Technologies for financial support and PhD grant of Z.C., and Hugues Brisset for the CV recording. D.J. acknowledges the European Research Council (ERC) and the Région des Pays de la Loire for financial support in the framework of a Starting Grant (Marches - 278845) and a recrutement sur poste stratégique, respectively. This research used resources of the GENCI-CINES/IDRIS (Grants c2012085117), the CCIPL (Centre de Calcul Intensif des Pays de Loire), the local Troy cluster acquired thanks to Région des Pays de la Loire.

Abstract

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No pyrrol: Azacalixphyrin (see picture), a novel isostructural and isoelectronic “pyrrol-free” analogue of porphyrins is easily prepared in two straightforward steps. The azacalixphyrin is aromatic, absorbs in the entire visible region, and is highly stable (even in the presence of water under air) owing to its unusual bis-zwitterionic character.

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