Tetra- and Octapyrroles Synthesized from Confusion and Fusion Approaches

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  • External authors:
  • Jiahui Kong
  • Qiong Zhang
  • Mathew Savage
  • Minzhi Li
  • Xin Li
  • Xu Liang
  • Weihua Zhu
  • Hans Ågren
  • Yongshu Xie


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.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganic Letters
Early online date22 Sep 2016
StatePublished - 2016

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