Synthesis, structure and spectroscopic properties of a porphycene-Re I complex

Weina Zhang, Yi Chang, Fan Wu, John MacK, Nagao Kobayashi, Zhen Shen

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A new type of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl porphycene complex is reported based on a reaction between free-base 2,3,6,7,12,13,16,17-octaethylporphycene (H 2OEPc) and Re(CO)5Cl. As is the case with tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP), a complex containing only one Re(CO)3 groups, which retains a pyrrole proton, can be isolated and characterized in addition to a bis-Re(I) complex. The ReI(HOEPc)(CO)3 complex was characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS, IR, UV-visible, and MCD spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. A single crystal was successfully obtained, which enabled the determination of the X-ray structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-631
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • MCD spectroscopy
  • TD-DFT calculations
  • electrochemistry
  • octaethylporphycene
  • rhenium(I) complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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