The Heck reaction for porphyrin functionalisation: synthesis of meso-alkenyl monoporphyrins and palladium-catalysed formation of unprecedented meso-β ethene-linked diporphyrins

Locos, Oliver B. & Arnold, Dennis P. (2006) The Heck reaction for porphyrin functionalisation: synthesis of meso-alkenyl monoporphyrins and palladium-catalysed formation of unprecedented meso-β ethene-linked diporphyrins. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 4(5), pp. 902-916.

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Palladium-catalysed coupling of the vinyl derivatives methyl acrylate, styrene and acrylonitrile with 5-bromo-10,15,20-triphenylporphyrin (MTriPPBr; M = 2H, Ni, Zn) and 5,15-dibromo-10,20-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)porphyrin (MDAPBr2) produced a series of mono- and disubstituted alkenylporphyrins, thus demonstrating the applicability of meso-haloporphyrins in Heck-type reactions. The same technique was also applied to meso-ethenylporphyrins and simple aryl halides, with mixed results. Only meso-vinyl nickel(II) porphyrins showed any reactivity under our conditions. A mixture of 1,1- and 1,2-disubstitution across the alkene was observed for 5-vinyl-10,15,20-triphenylporphyrinatonickel(II) (meso-vinylNiTriPP), whereas 5-vinyl-10,20-bis(3,5-di-t-butylphenyl)porphyrinatonickel(II) (meso-vinylNiDAP) produced a mixture of meso-1,1-, meso-1,2- and, surprisingly, β-1,2-disubstituted Heck products. Coupling meso-vinylNiDAP with MTriPPBr under similar Heck conditions led unexpectedly to trans β-meso-NiDAP-ethene-MTriPP dyads, affording the first members of a new class of alkenyl-linked diporphyrins. A mechanism for the unusual meso to β rearrangement is discussed. The electronic absorption spectra of the dyads have a red-shifted shoulder on the Soret (B) band, which is evidence of a moderate degree of electronic interaction between the porphyrins via the ethenyl bridge.

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ID Code: 5872
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: porphyrins, Heck reaction, palladium catalysis, organometallic rearrangement
DOI: 10.1039/b516989e
ISSN: 1477-0520
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030500) > Organic Chemical Synthesis (030503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright Statement: Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry, no further distribution permitted.
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:26

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