Triptycene and porphyrin chemistry
What is it about?
Light-harvesting systems, i.e. arrays with multiple dye molecules require that the individual antenna molecules are arranged in a spatially well-defined manner. The triptycene scaffold offers this possibility with its rigid core, which presents attached dye molecules in a three-fold, 120 degree, orientation. Here we describe methods how to attache BODIPY residues to triptycenes and how to link porphyrin units with peripheral triptycene moieties as well.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Mathias O. Senge and Mr Keith J Flanagan