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Molbank 2011, 2011(1), M716; doi:10.3390/M716
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Copper 5,10,15,20-Tetra(N-ethyl-3-carbazolyl) Porphyrin

1,* , 1 and 2
1 Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, University of Montevallo, UM Station 6480, Montevallo, Alabama, 35115, USA 2 Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, UA Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487, USA
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Received: 30 December 2010 / Accepted: 25 January 2011 / Published: 28 January 2011
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The copper complex of 5,10,15,20-Tetra(N-ethyl-3-carbazolyl) porphyrin was synthesized and characterized by electronic absorption spectrophotometry and cyclic voltammetry. The spectral data were in agreement with the proposed structure. The copper complex exhibited a shift in the Soret band in comparison to the non-metallated porphyrin and the extinction coefficient for the Soret band was on the order of 105 cm−1M−1. Trends observed in the oxidation and reduction potentials were consistent with the nature of the porphyrin. That is, the electron donating group in 5,10,15,20-tetra(N-ethyl-3-carbazolyl) porphyrin enhances oxidation and inhibits reduction.
Keywords: porphyrin; chromophore; metal complex porphyrin; chromophore; metal complex
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Tidwell, C.P.; Fondren, L.D.; Nikles, D.E. Copper 5,10,15,20-Tetra(N-ethyl-3-carbazolyl) Porphyrin. Molbank 2011, 2011, M716.

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