Synthesis of porphyrazine-octaamine, hexamine and diamine derivatives Academic Article uri icon


  • The syntheses of a variety of substituted diaminomaleonitriles, with variable nitrogen substituents, were undertaken. Linstead macrocyclization of the resulting diaminomaleonitriles gave access to a wide range of functionalized porphyrazine-octaamines and hexamines and norphthalocyaninediamines. Conversion of these macrocycles into metallic derivatives and studies of their electronic absorption, solubility and electrochemistry are described. These flexible tetraazaporphyrins show potential in a range of applications including biomedical agents, novel charge-transfer complexes, chemical sensors, novel electronic materials and non-linear optics. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fuchter, M. J., Beall, L. S., Baum, S. M., Montalban, A. G., Sakellariou, E. G., Mani, N. S., ... Hoffman, B. M.

citation count

  • 40

publication date

  • June 2005