Spirodiporphyrins - As binuclear metal complexes

Emanuel Vogel*, Martin Michels, Lars Zander, Johann Lex, Nurcan S. Tuzun, Kendall N. Houk

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Figures of eight correlate with corrolates: The surprising formation of the spirodicorrole dinickel complex 1, the first spirodiporphyrin as a metal complex, is the result of the varied chemistry of the "figure-eight" cyclooctapyrrole octaphyrin-( The conversion of the cyclooctapyrrole into 1 is brought about by a sequence of oxidation and a nickel(II) acetate induced cascade of rearrangement reactions. In structural respects, 1 stands out because of the orthogonal arrangement of the two nickelcorrolate chromophores linked through a common spiro carbon atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2857-2862
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Chelate
  • Nickel
  • Palladium
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Spiro compounds


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