Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 40

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_39i/2012Inside Cover: Hexaphyrin Fused to Two Anthracenes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39/2012)

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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