Synthesis of cationic water-soluble esters of chlorin e6

Hidetoshi Taima, Akihiro Okubo, Naoki Yoshioka, Hidenari Inoue

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Two esters of chlorin e6 have been synthesized by esterification with aminoalcohols via the formation of acid chloride using oxalyl chloride and converted to the corresponding cationic water-soluble esters of chlorin e 6. The visible absorption and circular dichroism spectra have revealed that these two cationic chlorin e6 esters synthesized are readily soluble in water as a monomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4161-4164
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 13


  • Cationic chlorin
  • Chlorin e
  • Chlorophyll
  • Esterification
  • Oxalyl chloride
  • Water-soluble chlorin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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