Porphyrazines as molecular scaffolds: Flexible syntheses of novel multimetallic complexes

Tomasz Goslinski, Chang Zhong, Matthew J. Fuchter, Charlotte L. Stern, Andrew J.P. White, Anthony G.M. Barrett*, Brian M Hoffman

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Reductive deselenation of selenodiazole-fused porphyrazines, followed by acylation of the resultant labile porphyrazinediamines, was used to prepare macrocycles bearing two Collins ligands, two oxamido residues, or two quinoline-2-carboxamido units. Peripheral coordination of copper(II) to the di-(quinoline-2-carboxamido)-porphyrazine gave a metal-linked face-to-face porphyrazine dimer array. Sequential derivatization of the two amino groups in the porphyrazinediamines was used to prepare mixed peripheral ligand systems including a dimetallic picolinamido-Schiff base porphyrazine. Such systems exhibit strong metal-metal spin coupling and are anticipated to be of value in the synthesis of novel electronic and magnetic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3686-3694
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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