Merging triptycene, BODIPY and porphyrin chemistry: Synthesis and properties of mono- and trisubstituted triptycene-dye arrays

  • Ganapathi Emandi, Yasser M. Shaker, Keith J. Flanagan, Jessica M. O'Brien, Mathias O. Senge
  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry, September 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201701206

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.

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