Tetra- and Octapyrroles Synthesized from Confusion and Fusion Approaches

Jiahui Kong, Qiong Zhang, Mathew Savage, Minzhi Li, Xin Li, Sihai Yang, Xu Liang, Weihua Zhu, Hans Ågren, Yongshu Xie

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    By oxidation of an alternately N-confused bilane in CH2Cl2, a C–N fused tetrapyrrin was synthesized that bears a 5.5.5-tricyclic ring generated from an intramolecular C–N linkage. When CH3CN was used as the reaction medium, a multiply C–N-fused octapyrrolic dimer was also obtained that contained two moieties and a bipyrrole unit generated from the intramolecular C–N linkage and intermolecular C–C linkage, respectively. This could be coordinated with Ni(acac)2 to afford a mixed-ligand complex.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOrganic Letters
    Early online date22 Sept 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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