Synthesis, excited-state dynamics, and reactivity of a directly-linked pyromellitimide-(porphinato)zinc(II) complex.


Journal Article

N-[5-(10,20-Diphenylporphinato)zinc(II)]-N'-(octyl)pyromellitic diimide (PZn-PI), a meso-pyromellitimide-substituted (porphinato)zinc(II) compound, has been fabricated from the reaction of (5-amino-10,20-diphenylporphinato)zinc(II) with pyromellitic dianhydride in the presence of octylamine. Interrogation of the photoinduced charge separation (CS) and thermal charge recombination (CR) electron-transfer (ET) dynamics for PZn-PI in CH(2)Cl(2) via pump-probe transient absorption spectroscopic methods shows that tau(CS) and tau(CR) are 770 and 5200 fs, respectively. These ET dynamics differ from those elucidated previously for closely related 5-quinonyl-substituted (porphinato)metal compounds, and derive from the fact that the low-lying excited states for PZn-PI are porphyrin-localized, possessing little charge-transfer character. The synthesis of N-(5-[15-(2-(triisopropylsilyl)ethynyl)-10,20-diphenylporphinato]zinc(II))-N'-(octyl)pyromellitic diimide demonstrates that PZn-PI can be halogenated at its 15-meso-position and used subsequently as a substrate in metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions; the reactivity of PZn-PI is unusual with respect to many directly linked donor-acceptor compounds in that it is stable to these oxidizing and reducing reaction conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Redmore, NP; Rubtsov, IV; Therien, MJ

Published Date

  • February 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 566 - 570

PubMed ID

  • 11825084

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11825084

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-510X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ic0108641


  • eng