Nickel(II) meso-Hydroxyporphyrin Complexes Revisited: Palladium-Catalysed Synthesis, Electronic Structures of Derived Oxy Radicals, and Oxidative Coupling to a Dioxoporphodimethene Dyad

Louisa Esdaile, Llew Rintoul, Mean Goh, Khalissa Merahi, Nathalie Parizel, R Wellard, Sylvie Choua, Dennis Arnold

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    Abstract

    We report the synthesis and characterisation of new examples of meso-hydroxynickel(II) porphyrins with 5,15-diphenyl and 10-phenyl-5,15-diphenyl/diaryl substitution. The OH group was introduced by using carbonate or hydroxide as nucleophile by using palladium/phosphine catalysis. The NiPor-OHs exist in solution in equilibrium with the corresponding oxy radicals NiPor-O.. The 15-phenyl group stabilises the radicals, so that the 1H NMR spectra of {NiPor-OH} are extremely broad due to chemical exchange with the paramagnetic species. The radical concentration for the diphenylporphyrin analogue is only 1 %, and its NMR line-broadening was able to be studied by variable-temperature NMR spectroscopy. The EPR signals of NiPor-O. are consistent with somewhat delocalised porphyrinyloxy radicals, and the spin distributions calculated by using density functional theory match the EPR and NMR spectroscopic observations. Nickel(II) meso-hydroxy-10,20-diphenylporphyrin was oxidatively coupled to a dioxo-terminated porphodimethene dyad, the strongly red-shifted electronic spectrum of which was successfully modelled by using time-dependent DFT calculations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3430-3446
    Number of pages17
    JournalChemistry - A European Journal
    Volume22
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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