A cyclic porphyrin trimer as a receptor for fullerenes.

Guzman Gil-Ramirez, Guzmán Gil-Ramírez, Steven D Karlen, Atsuomi Shundo, Kyriakos Porfyrakis, Yasuhiro Ito, G Andrew D Briggs, John J L Morton, Harry L Anderson

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    A cyclic porphyrin trimer has been synthesized which has a high affinity for fullerenes. It forms 1:1 complexes with C(60) and C(70) with association constants of 2 x 10(6) and 2 x 10(8) M(-1), respectively, in toluene. Its affinities for C(86) and La@C(82) are too strong to measure by fluorescence titration. The solvent dependence of the association constants shows that solvation of both the guest and the host influence the binding strength.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOrganic Letters
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2010


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