Synthesis and characterization of new unsymmetrically substituted phthalocyanines

Süleyman Gürsoy, Zehra A. Bayir, Esin Hamuryudan, Özer Bekaroǧlu*

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Unsymmetric metallophthalocyanines (M = Zn, Co, Ni) carrying alkylthio and acetyl-oxyethylthio groups on peripheral positions were prepared from 4,5-bis-alkylthio-phthalonitrile, 4,5-bis-(acetyloxyethylthio)-phthalonitrile, and the corresponding anhydrous metal salts Zn(CH3COO)2, NiCl2, and CoCl2. The extremely soluble compounds were characterized by their IR, 1H NMR, and UV/Vis spectra. Their long wavelength absorption band was found to be bathochromically shifted; their solubility is superior to that of symmetrical phthalocyanines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Alkylthio derivatives
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Unsymmetrical substituents


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