cis and trans forms of a binuclear subphthalocyanine

Takamitsu Fukuda, Jay R. Stork, Richard J. Potucek, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Bruce C. Noll, Nagao Kobayashi, William S. Durfee

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The structures of cis and trans forms of a binuclear subphthalocyanine (SubPc) have been determined by X-ray crystallography (see pictures). Electronic absorption and magnetic circular dichrosim spectra of these dimers are similar in shape, but the Q band of the trans isomer appears at longer wavelength than that of the cis isomer by about 3-4 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2565-2568
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Boron
  • Electronic spectroscopy
  • Macrocycles
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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