Synthesis of Tellurabenziporphyrin and Its Pd(II) Complex

Sunit Kumar, Way Zen Lee, Mangalampalli Ravikanth

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An unprecedented tellurabenziporphyrin containing C, N, and Te donor atoms was synthesized by condensing benzitripyrrane and tellurophene diol under acid catalyzed conditions. The tellurabenziporphyrin readily forms a Pd(II) complex when treated with PdCl2 in CHCl3/CH3CN. The crystal structures of tellurabenziporphyrin and its Pd(II) complex revealed that the benzene ring hinders the π-electron delocalization. An unusual five-membered ring formed inside the macrocycle due to the strong interaction between "Te" and "N" in the Pd(II) complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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