Chiral bis-chlorin: Enantiomer resolution and absolute configuration determination

Victor V. Borovkov, Atsuya Muranaka, Guy A. Hembury, Yumi Origane, Gelii V. Ponomarev, Nagao Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Inoue

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A racemic mixture of the ethane-bridged bis(zinc octaethylchlorin) was successfully resolved for the first time to yield two enantiomers that exhibit substantial CD signals in the regions of chlorin B and Q transitions. The absolute configuration of the corresponding enantiomers was assigned and the origin of its high optical activity was rationalized through a combined spectral, crystallographic, and theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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