Near-infrared absorption by intramolecular charge-transfer transition in 5,10,15,20-tetra(N-carbazolyl)porphyrin through protonation.


Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8602, Japan. [Email]


A porphyrin coupled quadruply with N-carbazolyl groups at the meso positions has been synthesized. Because of the electron-withdrawing nature of the carbazole units at the porphyrin centre, the tetra(N-carbazolyl)porphyrin and the protonated derivative display unique absorption bands derived from intramolecular charge-transfer transition from the carbazoles to the porphyrin moiety.

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