Selective ligation to sterically isolated metallophthalocyanines

Mutsumi Kimura, Ayumu Sakaguchi, Kazuchika Ohta, Kenji Hanabusa, Hirofusa Shirai, Nagao Kobayashi

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A new class of sterically hindered phthalocyanine has been synthesized and characterized. Pentaphenylbenzene units were introduced at the periphery of each phthalocyanine to yield a sterically protected metal center. The attachment of the bulky oligophenylbenzene units resulted in the complete isolation of individual MPc molecules. The pockets around a cobalt center affect selectivity in the ligation of pyridines that have different sizes and shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2821-2823
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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