Water-soluble ionic benzoporphyrins

Lin Jiang, Ross A. Zaenglein, James T. Engle, Chris Mittal, C. Scott Hartley, Christopher J. Ziegler, and Hong Wang*
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6927–6929
[Published version]


Novel ionic water-soluble tetrabenzoporphyrins have been successfully synthesized via a cascade reaction based on the Heck reaction. The UV-Vis spectra of these porphyrins displayed red-shifted and broadened Soret bands, and significantly enhanced Q bands. These porphyrinsare highly water soluble.