Highly twisted π-conjugated molecules have been attractive but challenging targets. We report here an efficient synthesis of highly twisted diporphyrins with 126° and 136° twist angles that involves an oxidative fusion reaction of planar aminoporphyrin precursors at room temperature. Repeated amination-oxidative fusion sequences provide a unidirectionally twisted tetramer. The twisting angle of the tetramer is 298°.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry