Synthesis and inversion barriers of undeca- and dodeca-substituted saddle shaped porphyrin complexes

Akito Hoshino, Yoshiki Ohgo, Mikio Nakamura

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Synthesis and barriers to inversion of a series of highly saddle shaped complexes are reported. The ΔG has decreased by 8 kJ mol-1 at 243 K when the meso phenyl groups are replaced by bulkier 2,6-dichlorophenyl groups, and by 17 kJ mol-1 when one of the peripheral ethyl groups is removed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4961-4964
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 25



  • Dynamic NMR
  • Inversion barriers
  • Nonplanar porphyrins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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