Synthesis of a carotenobenzoporphyrin from a meso-diphenylporphyrin

P. A. Liddell, X. Zarate, Ana Moore, Thomas Moore, D. Gust

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A carotenobenzoporphyrin has been prepared by covalently joining a benzoporphyrin derivative and an anilinocarotenoid by an amide linkage. A synthetic meso-diphenylporphyrin is the precursor of the benzoporphyrin moiety. The carotenobenzoporphyrin is highly fluorescent and does not sensitize measurable amounts of singlet oxygen. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9661-9665
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number49
StatePublished - Dec 2 2000


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  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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