Capillary gas chromatography of metal-porphyrin complexes

Philip J. Marriott, J. Philip Gill, Geoffrey Eglinton

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The first reported (conventional) gas chromatographic results for transition metal porphyrin complexes are presented. They may be the first metal complexes containing a closed macrocyclic ring to be gas chromatographed. Kovats retention indices are in the range of 5200-5600, necessitating the use of short capillary columns. For Aetioporphyrin I, complete separation of Cu, Ni, VO, Co, Pd and Pt complexes is possible, but with octaethylporphyrin the nickel and vanadyl complexes are incompletely resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-401
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 1982
Externally publishedYes

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