meso-Aryl subporphyrins

Nagao Kobayashi, Yuichi Takeuchi, Atsushi Matsuda

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(Figure Presented) Ring-contracted porphyrins: meso-Aryl subporphyrins were synthesized by using a method in which tripyrrolylborane acts as a template for the Adler method. This study demonstrates that, although the subporphyrins retain porphyrinic properties, ring contraction has a significant impact on the electronic structure. The picture shows the DFT-optimized structure of the meso-phenyl subporphyrin (B yellow, N blue, O red, C green, H white).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-760
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 31


  • Aromaticity
  • Boron
  • Macrocycles
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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