Exercises in molecular gymnastics - Bending, stretching and twisting porphyrins
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Citation:M. O. Senge, Exercises in molecular gymnastics - Bending, stretching and twisting porphyrins, Chemical Communications, 3, 2006, 243, 256
The functional versatility of tetrapyrroles as natural cofactors is related to their conformational flexibility where manipulation of the macrocycle conformation allows a fine-tuning of their physicochemical properties. This feature article gives a personal account of the synthesis and solid state structural characterization of highly substituted, non-planar porphyrins. Their conformational analysis identifies sterically strained tetrapyrroles as a versatile class of biomimetic compounds with tailor-made properties.
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Publisher:The Royal Society of Chemistry
Series/Report no:Chemical Communications