First syntheses of fused pyrroloporphyrins

Laurent Jaquinod, Claude Gros, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Michael Antolovich, Kevin M. Smith

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(2-Nitro-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinato)nickel(II) reacts with α-isocyanoacetic esters in the presence of DBU to give the first β-fused pyrroloporphyrins, the pyrrole ring in the fused system being shown to undergo typical pyrrole-type chemistry; the corresponding zinc(II) complex affords a novel cyclopropanochlorin (characterized by X-ray crystallography), when treated with an α-isocyanoacetic ester.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1476
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1996


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