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2-Aminopyrimidine directed self-assembly of zinc porphyrins containing bulky 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl groups.

The 2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl ligand is revealed to be a promising candidate for the construction of supramolecular porphyrin arrays with broad absorption bands for efficient light-harvesting. 10-Mono- and 10,20-di(2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl) derivatives of 5,15-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)porphyrin have been synthesized in high yield. Their Zn(II) salts show variable concentration and temperature-dependent UV/vis spectra in solution, consistent with supramolecular aggregation. Whereas the FAB mass spectra of the monosubsituted derivative in toluene suggest the formation of a tetramer at high concentrations and low temperatures (estimated association free enthalpy Delta H = 220 +/- 10 kJ/ mol), the larger splitting of the Sorret band (ca. 40 nm) in the variable temperature UV/vis spectra of the disubstituted bis(3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)porphyrin is indicative of yet higher aggregates involving both 2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl groups. The tetrameric nature of the monosubsituted derivative is confirmed by X-ray analysis, which reveals that two of the 2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl groups are encapsulated by the aggregate and consequently are prevented from undergoing hydrogen bonding. NMR studies show there is no exchange of the 2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl groups, so the tetramer is rigid, which is confirmed by molecular modeling calculations. The tetramer formation is governed by pi-pi interactions, metal coordination, and hydrogen bonding. The di(2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl) derivative forms strongly scattering solutions, which upon standing form green flocculate precipitates, reminiscent of shaken suspensions of bacteriochlorophyll c.[1]


  1. 2-Aminopyrimidine directed self-assembly of zinc porphyrins containing bulky 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl groups. Balaban, T.S., Goddard, R., Linke-Schaetzel, M., Lehn, J.M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2003) [Pubmed]
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