Going around in circles: The copper(I)-mediated annulation of a doubly 1,3-butadiyne-bridged carbazole dimer with amines or Na2S provides isophlorins containing carbazole or thiophene-carbazole moieties, respectively (see scheme). Oxidization of the thiophene-containing isophlorin with MnO 2 gives the corresponding porphyrin, which displays distinct aromaticity and remarkably intensified and red-shifted absorption bands in the near IR region.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 14 2011|
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