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Bonar-Law, Richard P. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 1996 61 (11) 3623-3634
Abstract: A synthesis of meso-substituted porphyrins in anionic sodium dodecyl sulfate micelles has been developed. Polar, functionalized aromatic aldehydes condense reversibly with pyrrole in the micellar phase. Oxidation of the porphyrinogen then provides functionalized porphyrins in yields of 10−48%. Hydrophobic aldehydes condense irreversibly to give low yields at practical substrate concentrations. Synthesis in D2O solution results in per-β-deuterated porphyrins. A two-phase model is used to rationalize the dependence of porphyrin yield on reactant and surfactant concentration. Micelles are viewed as potential wells which promote porphyrinogen assembly by binding products more tightly than reactants.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo9600161