A method for radical coupling of porphyrins using copper(ii) salts as one-electron oxidants was developed. A Zn(ii)-porphyrin bearing an aminophenyl group yielded porphyrin oligomers, and two tri-arylporphyrins were oxidized to form doubly and triply linked dimers. Bromination of doubly linked dimers gave macrocycles with twisted skeletons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10034-10036
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 28 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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