Structure and photophysics of β-octafluoro-meso-tetraarylporphyrins

V. V. Smirnov, E. K. Woller, D. Tatman, S. G. DiMagno

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The structure of THF-coordinated [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octafluoro-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphinato]zinc, Zn(F8TPP)· THF, and photophysical studies of 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octafluoro-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin, F8TPP, Zn(F8TPP), 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octafluoro-5,10,15,20-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin, F28TPP, and [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octafluoro-5,10,15,20-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphinato]zinc, Zn(F28TPP), in benzonitrile, are reported. A key point from these studies is that the octafiuorinated F8TPP and perfluorinated F28TPP porphyrins possess similar absorption spectra, but dissimilar X-ray crystal structures and disparate photophysical characteristics. These data cannot be easily accommodated within currently accepted theories which relate macrocycle distortion and optoelectronic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2614-2619
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 21 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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