Synthesis and characterization of [7-(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl]oxy- substituted phthalocyanines

Halit Koçan, Ayfer Kalkan Burat*

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The synthesis of novel, symmetrical, tetrasubstituted metal-free and metallo-phthalocyanines (zinc, cobalt, manganese, indium) bearing four [7-(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl]oxy units has been reported. The new compounds were characterized using UV-Vis, IR, 1H NMR, and mass spectroscopic data. The wavelength of the Q band is related to the metal coordinated at the center of the phthalocyanine rings and follows the order Mn > In > Zn > Co. The phthalocyanines displayed good solubility in organic solvents such as chloroform, tetrahydrofuran, dimethylformamide, dimethylsulfoxide, and toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


This work was supported by the Research Fund of the Technical University of Istanbul (project no: 33434) and TUBITAK (project no: 110T800).

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Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi33434


    • Aggregation
    • Isomers
    • Manganese
    • Phthalocyanines
    • Solubility


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