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Effect of meso-substituents in the modulation of electronic properties of octaalkylporphine

Rao, Sheela and Krishnan, V (1994) Effect of meso-substituents in the modulation of electronic properties of octaalkylporphine. In: Journal of Molecular Structure, 327 (2-3). pp. 279-285.

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The electronic structure of octaalkylporphine bearing different meso-substituents (chloro, formyl, hydroxymethyl, nitro and amino groups) has been studied using AM1 and MMX methods. The electronic effect induced by the substituents at meso position considerably alters the optical transition energies, one-electron electrochemical redox potentials of the porphine ring and the pK values of the porphines. The experimentally determined values correlate well with the theoretical predictions. The small puckering of the porphine plane induced by the meso-substituent as revealed by MMX calculations plays a minor role in the observed physical properties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Molecular Structure
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/8096

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