Synthesis of meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorroles by a “3+2” approach

Kalita, Hemanta ; Kalita, Dhrubajyoti ; Lee, Way-Zen ; Bellare, Jayesh ; Ravikanth, Mangalampalli (2014) Synthesis of meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorroles by a “3+2” approach Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (33). pp. 10404-10413. ISSN 0947-6539

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Unsymmetrical 22-oxacorrole containing two aryl groups and one pyrrole group at the meso position was synthesized by condensing one equivalent of 16-oxatripyrrane with one equivalent of meso aryl dipyromethane under mild acid-catalyzed conditions followed by oxidation with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ). This [3+2] condensation approach was expected to yield meso-free 25-oxasmaragdyrin but unexpectedly afforded unsymmetrical meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorrole. We demonstrated the versatility of the reaction by synthesizing four new meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorroles. The reactivity of α-position of meso-pyrrole was tested by carrying out various functionalization reactions such as bromination, formylation, and nitration and obtained the functionalized meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorroles in decent yields. The X-ray structure obtained for one of the functionalized meso-pyrrole substituted 22-oxacorrole revealed that the macrocycle was nearly planar and the meso-pyrrole was in the perpendicular orientation with respect to the macrocyclic plane. The meso-pyrrole-substituted 22-oxacorroles absorb strongly in 400–700 nm region with one strong Soret band and four weak Q bands. The 22-oxacorroles are strongly fluorescent and showed emission maxima at ≈650 nm with decent quantum yields and singlet-state lifetimes. The 22-oxacorroles are redox-active and exhibited three irreversible oxidations and one or two reversible reduction(s). A preliminary biological study indicated that meso-pyrrole corroles are biocompatible.

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