Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemistry of near-IR absorbing bacteriochlorins related to bacteriochlorophyll a

Andrei Kozyrev, Manivannan Ethirajan, Ping Chen, Kei Ohkubo, Byron C. Robinson, Kathleen M. Barkigia, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Karl M. Kadish, Ravindra K. Pandey

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Abstract

A series of new bacteriochlorins was synthesized using 13 2-oxo-bacteriopyropheophorbide a (derived from bacteriochlorophyll a) as a starting material, which on reacting with o-phenylenediamine and 1,10-diaminonaphthalene afforded highly conjugated annulated bacteriochlorins with fused quinoxaline, benzimidazole, and perimidine rings, respectively. The absorption spectra of these novel bacteriochlorins demonstrated remarkably red-shifted intense Qy absorption bands observed in the range of 816-850 nm with high molar extinction coefficients (89,900-136,800). Treatment of 132-oxo-bacteriopyropheophorbide a methyl ester with diazomethane resulted in the formation of bacterioverdins containing a fused six-membered methoxy-substituted cyclohexenone (verdin) as an isomeric mixture. The pure isomers which exhibit long-wavelength absorptions in the near-IR region (865-890 nm) are highly stable at room temperature with high reactivity with O 2 at the triplet photoexcited state and favorable redox potential and could be potential candidates for use as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10260-10271
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume77
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Nov 2012

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