Rational syntheses of helical π-conjugated oligopyrrins with a bipyrrole linkage: geometry control of bis-copper(II) coordination

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  • External authors:
  • Kai Zhang
  • Mathew Savage
  • Xin Li
  • Yu Jiang
  • Masatoshi Ishida
  • Koki Mitsuno
  • Satoru Karasawa
  • Tatsuhisa Kato
  • Weihua Zhu
  • Hiroyuki Furutad
  • Yongshu Xie


A rational and effective approach for synthesizing linear π-conjugated hexa-, hepta- and octapyrrins through the regioselective oxidative coupling of monoacylated tripyrrane and bilane is described. Depending upon the numbers of pyrrolic units, the geometry and properties of bis-copper(II) complexes could be systematically modulated.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5148-5151
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
StatePublished - 10 Mar 2016