||Porphyrinylboranes Synthesized via Porphyrinyllithiums.
Fujimoto, Keisuke ,
Yorimitsu, HidekiOsuka, Atsuhiro
Chemistry - A European Journal
11314 , 2015-07-14 , wiley
As the most nucleophilic porphyrins, meso- or β-lithiated porphyrins were generated by iodine-lithium exchange reactions of the corresponding iodoporphyrins with n-butyllithium at -98 °C. Porphyrinyllithiums thus prepared were used for synthesis of dimesitylporphyrinylboranes through reactions with fluorodimesitylborane. The boryl groups proved to serve as an electron-accepting unit to alter the photophysical and electrochemical properties. In addition, 5-diarylamino-15-dimesitylboryl-substituted donor-accepter porphyrins showed increased intramolecular charge-transfer character in the S1 state. Furthermore, the reaction of β-lithiated porphyrin with dichloromesitylborane provided a boron-bridged porphyrin dimer, which exhibited a conjugative interaction between two porphyrin units through the vacant p-orbital on the boron center.