Tetrathiafulvaleno-Annelated Porphyrins

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2001 Jul 2;40(13):2497-2500. doi: 10.1002/1521-3773(20010702)40:13<2497::AID-ANIE2497>3.0.CO;2-F.


Two efficient synthetic routes to the first tetrathiafulvaleno-annelated porphyrins are reported. These novel porphyrin systems (see picture; Pe=pentyl) have been characterized by using a variety of techniques including EPR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and mass spectrometry. Langmuir-Blodgett films obtained from the porphyrins were used to carry out structural studies by using X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy.

Keywords: EPR spectroscopy; Langmuir-Blodgett films; cyclic voltammetry; porphyrinoids; tetrathiafulvalenes.