Fullerene-templated synthesis of a cyclic porphyrin trimer using olefin metathesis

Amy Mulholland, Clint Woodward, Steven Langford

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An olefination approach to the construction of covalently linked cyclic metalloporphyrin trimers is presented using fullerenes such as C60 or C70 as a template. Yields of the trimer approach 60 . In the absence of a template, the major product is the cyclic dimer (50 yield) with only a small amount of trimer (o10 ) formed, indicating this is a template-directed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1494 - 1496
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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