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Molbank 2017, 2017(1), M931;

Copper 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis-(3,4-dibenzyloxyphenyl)porphyrin

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, University of Montevallo, UM Station 6480, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA
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Academic Editor: Jonathan W. Steed
Received: 15 December 2016 / Revised: 6 February 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 16 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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The copper complex of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(3,4-dibenzyloxyphenyl)porphyrin (CuTDBOPP) was synthesized and characterized with electronic absorption spectroscopy and ESI high-resolution spectrometry. In the electronic spectrum, there was a shift in the Soret band from 424 nm to 420 nm that indicated that the insertion of the metal ion was successful. Additionally, the number of Q bands decreased from four peaks to a single peak at 541 nm. The molar absorptivity of the Soret and Q band are 3.4 × 105 cm−1·M−1 and 1.8 × 105 cm−1·M−1, respectively. The ESI HRMS was in excellent agreement with simulated isotopic distribution spectra. CuTDBOPP was incorporated into a series of Gratzel cells where the open current voltage was recorded. View Full-Text
Keywords: porphyrin synthesis; chromophore; metal complex porphyrin synthesis; chromophore; metal complex

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Mathews, L.D.; Tidwell, C.P.; Bharara, P.; Stephens, G.; Su, T.Y.; Carter, A. Copper 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis-(3,4-dibenzyloxyphenyl)porphyrin. Molbank 2017, 2017, M931.

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