Porphyrin analogues of Tröger's base

Large chiral cavities with a bimetallic binding site

Maxwell J. Crossley*, Trevor W. Hambley, Lindsey G. MacKay, Andrew C. Try, Robin Walton

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2-Amino-5,10,15,20-tetraarylporphyrins react with formaldehyde to give good yields of the corresponding octaaryl derivatives of the Tröger's base analogue in which two porphyrins are covalently linked by a diazocine bridge; the X-ray crystal-structure of the bis(tetraphenylporphyrinato)dipalladium(II) derivative 6 reveals a concave chiral cavity with two metal ion binding sites suitable for ditopic interactions with guest molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1079
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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