Merging porphyrins with organometallics: synthesis and applications

B.M.J.M. Suijkerbuijk, R.J.M. Klein Gebbink

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The coordination chemistry of porphyrins has traditionally involved the ability of the porphyrin's tetrapyrrolic core to accommodate metal ions of varying charges and sizes, and on the organometallic chemistry of the resulting metalloporphyrins. However, the organometallic chemistry of porphyrins is not necessarily restricted to the metal bound in the porphyrin core, but can also be extended to the porphyrin periphery, be it through direct metalation of the porphyrin macrocycle at the meso or position, or by attachment to or merger of the porphyrin skeleton with ligands, followed by metalation. This Review focuses on the synthetic strategies used for porphyrins with peripheral metal-carbon bonds. The exciting results that have been produced underscore the importance and future potential of this field.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)7396-7421
Number of pages26
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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