Synthesis, characterisation and X-ray structure of a novel porphyrin array employing Zn-O and O-H...O bonding motifs

Steven James Langford, Clint Peter Woodward

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The preparation and characterisation of the free-base and zinc metallated derivatives of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-(2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy)phenyl)porphyrin I is described. The X-ray crystal structure of the Zn(II) adduct 2 dimerises in the solid state via an intermolecular polyether oxygen-Zn(II) interaction (O...Zn = 2.124(4) angstrom). The porphyrin dimers form discrete layers defined by a distance of 5.10 angstrom between the porphyrin planes in adjacent layers. A bilayer sheeting arrangement of the porphyrin macrocyclic units is achieved through cooperative hydrogen bonding of the ethoxyethanol arms to form 11-membered macrocycles containing four hydrogen bonds. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338 - 343
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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