The spectrophotometric titration by sodium hydroxide of 5,10,15-triphenyl-20-(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin ((OH)1PH2) is studied as a function of solvent composition of DMF-H2O binary solvent mixture ([OH-] = 0.04 M). Combining the structure changes of the porphyrin and the "four orbital" model of Gouterman, many features of the optical spectra of this deprotonated para-hydroxy-substituted tetraphenylporphyrin in different composition of binary solvent mixtures can be rationalized. In highly aqueous solvents, the changes of the titration curves are shown to be mainly due to hydrogen-bonding of the oxygen of the phenoxide anion group by the hydroxylic solvent, Which decreases the energy of the phenoxide anion π orbital. Thus the phenoxide anion π orbital cannot cross over the porphyrin π orbital being a different HOMO. However, its energy is close to that of the porphyrin π orbitals. As a result, in the visible region, no charge-transfer band is observed, while in the visible-near region, the Soret peak split into two components. In nonaqueous solvents, the changes are mainly attributed to further deprotonation of pyrrolic-Hs of (OH)1PH2 by NaOH and coordination with two sodium ions to form the sodium complex of (OH)1PH2, which turns hyperporphyrin spectra of deprotonated of phenolic-H of (OH)1PH2 into three-banded spectra of regular metalloporphyrin.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|Publication status||Published - May 2007|
- Binary solvent mixture
- Spectrophotometric titration
- Vibrational spectroscopy