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The Chemistry of "Supuer" Porphyrinoids (Osuka and Tanaka Group)

Porphyrin is an intriguing π-conjugated molecule in light of its unique electrochemical and optical properties as well as a variety of its metal-complexes. For a long moment, a number of researchers have investigated the nature to create a new class of materials. On the other hand, our group has already developed our original porphyrin chemistry beyond the classical one , namely "Super" Porphyrin Chemistry. It is represented by "Discreat Giant Porphyrin Array", "Fully Conjugated Porphyrin Tape", "Expanded Porphyrin", "Subporphyrin", "Möbius Aromatic and Antiaromatic Molecules", and so on. The goal of our research is, with deepening this chemistry, to pioneer innovative π-conjugated molecules having an impact in a wide field such as organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, coordination chemistry, and photophysical chemistry.



Comprehensive Reviews

Giant Porphyrin Arrays and Conjugated π-Extended Porphyrins
“Conjugated porphyrin arrays: synthesis, properties and applications for funstional materials”
T. Tanaka, A. Osuka, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 943-969.
“Fused porphyrinoids as promising near-infrared absorbing dyes”
H. Mori, T. Tanaka, A. Osuka, J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 2500-2519.

Peripheral Functionalizations of Porphyrins
“Marriage of porphyrin chemistry with metal-catalysed reactions”
H. Shinokubo, A. Osuka, Chem. Commun. 2009, 1011-1021.
“Organometallic Approaches for Direct Modification of Peripheral C-H Bonds in Porphyrin Cores”
H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 356-373.
“Embedding Heteroatoms: An Effective Approach to Create Porphyrin-based Functional Materials”
N. Fukui, K. Fujimoto, H. Yorimitsu, and A. Osuka, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 13322-13341.

Expanded Porphyrins
“Expanded Porphyrins: Intriguing Structures, Electronic Properties, and Reactivities”
S. Saito, A. Osuka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 4342.
“Chemistry of meso-Aryl-Substituted Expanded Porphyrins: Aromaticity and Molecular Twist”
T. Tanaka, A. Osuka, Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 2584-2640.

Subporphyrins
“Recent Advances in Subporphyrins and Triphyrin Analogues: Contracted Porphyrins Comprising Three Pyrrole Rings”
S. Shimizu, Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 2730-2784.
“Subporphyrins: A Legitimate Ring-Contracted Porphyrin with Versatile Electronic and Optical Properties” (free PDF)
A. Osuka, E. Tsurumaki, T. Tanaka, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2011, 84, 679-697.



Saito Group

Details are shown in his personal Homepage.

http://shohei-saito.webnode.jp



C. Yuan, S. Saito, C. Camacho, S. Irle, I. Hisaki, S. Yamaguchi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 8842-8845.

C. Yuan, S. Saito, C. Camacho, T. Kowalczyk, S. Irle, S. Yamaguchi, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 2193-220.

S. Saito, S. Nobusue, E. Tsuzaka, C. Yuan, C. Mori, M. Hara, T. Seki, C. Camacho, S. Irle, S. Yamaguchi, Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 12094.

R. Kotani, H. Sotome, H. Okajima, S. Yokoyama, Y. Nakaike, A. Kashiwagi, C. Mori, Y. Nakada, S. Yamaguchi, A. Osuka, A. Sakamoto, H. Miyasaka, and S. Saito, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 5248-5256.