2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

The Characterization of Different, N-Confused Porphyrins, More Specifically 5,10,15,20-tetra-4-chlorobenzyl-2-aza-21-carbaporphyrin and 5,10,15,20-tetra-(3,5-carboxylphenyl)-2-aza-21-carbaporphyrin
Andrew K. Maerz* and Gabriel B. Hall
Dawood Afzal, Faculty Mentor

Introducing porphyrins into three dimensional network solids has become our focus of research over the last few months. In particular we are looking at the potential applications of specific N-confused porphyrins and whether or not they provide more stability for the network solid. Synthesis of N-Confused and Doubly N-Confused was completed systematically with 2+2 addition. Many spectroscopic methods were used for characterization, X-ray crystallography being the most important because of the ability calculate specific bond lengths and bond angles which can then be used to determine specific substituants needed for a certain channel diameter in the network solid. Characterization will allow for a better insight into the metal coordination possibilities. We expect creating slightly ionic meso- position substituants we can increase bonding stability between these substituants and the metalloporphyrin complex.

Keywords: Chemistry, Porphyrin, N-confused Porphyrin, Dipyrrolemethane

Topic(s):Chemistry

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 30-3
Location: VH 1212
Time: 10:15 am

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