Solvent-free synthesis of soluble, near-IR absorbing titanyl phthalocyanine derivatives

Mayank Mayukh, Clarissa M. Sema, Jessica M. Roberts, Dominic V. McGrath

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Solvent-free synthesis of a series of alkylthio-substituted titanyl phthalocyanine (TiOPc) derivatives starting from the corresponding phthalonitriles (Pn) is reported. This methodology eliminates the formation of the unmetalated phthalocyanine (H2Pc), a side product that makes purification difficult. The alkylthio groups on the reported derivatives enhance solubility in common organic solvents and shift the absorption to the near-IR region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7893-7896
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 19 2010

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  • Organic Chemistry


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