The Porphyrins V2

The Porphyrins V2

Structure and Synthesis, Part B

1st Edition - May 28, 1978

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  • Editor: David Dolphin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149563

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The Porphyrins, Volume II: Structure and Synthesis, Part B is devoted to the structure and synthesis of porphyrins, their precursors, catabolic derivatives, and related systems. The book also covers nomenclature, history, geochemistry, purification, and structural determination of porphyrins, metalloporphyrins, and mono- and polypyrrolic compounds. This volume is organized into 10 chapters and begins with an overview of hydroporphyrins, paying particular attention to their synthesis and stereochemistry as well as reactivity, spectroscopy, and analogues. This book then discusses the synthesis, properties, thermodynamic stability, and evolution of porphyrinogens. The following chapters focus on porphyrins reversibly modified at the periphery by oxidation (oxophlorins) and by irreversible reactions at the periphery. The synthesis of photoexcited porphyrins, metalloporphyrins, and chlorophylls is covered. In addition, chapters on linear polypyrroles, their metal complexes, and macrocycles other than porphyrins are included. This book should be useful to inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemists interested in porphyrin chemistry and biochemistry.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface


    Contents of Other Volumes

    1 Synthesis and Stereochemistry of Hydroporphyrins

    I. Introduction

    II. Synthesis of Hydroporphyrins

    III. Stereochemistry

    IV. Conclusions

    V. Appendix: Recent Studies in Chlorophyll Chemistry


    2 Hydroporphyrins: Reactivity, Spectroscopy, and Hydroporphyrin Analogues

    I. Reactivity of Hydroporphyrins

    II. Spectroscopy of Hydroporphyrins

    III. Oxy and Oxo Analogues of the Hydroporphyrins


    3 The Porphyrinogens

    I. Introduction

    II. Synthesis

    III. Properties

    IV. Thermodynamic Stability and Evolution


    4 Oxophlorins (Oxyporphyrins)

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparation of the Oxophlorins

    III. Properties of the Oxophlorins

    IV. Oxidation of Hemes


    5 Irreversible Reactions on the Porphyrin Periphery (Excluding Oxidations, Reductions, and Photochemical Reactions)

    I. Reactivity Patterns of the Porphyrin Periphery

    II. Introduction of Carbon Substituents into the Porphyrin Periphery

    III. Introduction of Nitrogen Substituents into the Porphyrin Periphery

    IV. Introduction of Sulfur Substituents into the Porphyrin Periphery

    V. Halogenation of the Porphyrin Periphery


    6 Chemical Transformations Involving Photoexcited Porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins

    I. Introduction

    II. Photoprocesses Not Involving Permanent Transformation of the Porphyrin

    III. Photoprocesses Involving Permanent Transformations of the Porphyrin


    7 Linear Polypyrrolic Compounds

    I. Introduction

    II. Nomenclature

    III. Bipyrrolic Compounds

    IV. Tripyrrolic Compounds

    V. Tetrapyrrolic Compounds


    8 Metal Complexes of Open-Chain Tetrapyrrole Pigments

    I. Introduction

    II. Composition and Electronic and Vibrational Spectra of Open-Chain Tetrapyrrolic Metal Complexes

    III. EPR Studies

    IV. X-Ray Structures

    V. Chemical Reactivity

    VI. A Comparison of Open-Chain Tetrapyrrole Chromophores with Related Macrocyclic Systems


    9 Stereochemistry and Absolute Configuration of Chlorophylls and Linear Tetrapyrroles

    I. Introduction

    II. Chlorophylls of Higher Plants

    III. Bacterial Chlorophylls

    IV. Stereochemistry of the Esterifying Alcohols

    V. Linear Tetrapyrroles


    10 Pyrrolic Macrocycles Other than Porphyrins

    I. Corroies

    II. 22π-Electron Macrocycles: Sapphyrins and Related Compounds

    III. 1-Substituted and 1,19-Disubstituted Metallotetradehydrocorrins

    IV. 1-Substituted and 1,19-Disubstituted Corrins


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 458
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: May 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149563

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