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A porphyrin-based nanopore was constructed through a bilayer lipid membrane (BLM). The macrocyclic porphyrin (the inner diameter = ca. 2.1 nm) having six carboxylic acid groups directed up and down was synthesized by self-assembly of three trisporphyrins, metathesis linking, and subsequent hydrolysis. The porphyrin was incorporated into soybean lecithin… (More)
We have synthesized a novel, two-photon-absorbing photosensitizer for two-photon-absorption photodynamic therapy (2PA-PDT). The molecule is a butadiyne-bridged porphyrin dimer terminated with two water-soluble porphyrin monomers connected through Zn-imidazolyl self-assembly and covalently linked through olefin metathesis. It has an effective… (More)
Photoinduced electron transfer (ET) and excitation energy transfer (ENT) reactions in monomer and slipped-cofacial dimer systems of a directly linked Zn porphyrin (Por)-Zn phthalocyanine (Pc) heterodyad, ZnPc-ZnPor, were investigated by means of the picosecond and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopies. In the dimer dyad system of two heterodyads… (More)
This communication describes the facile synthesis of tetracyanoresorcinarene and its high and pH dependent affinities toward biologically important acetylcholine in the physiological pH region.
A system that models a photosynthetic composite of the light-harvesting complex and reaction center is reported in which light energy collected by cyclic antenna porphyrins is transferred to a central energy-acceptor porphyrin, followed by photoinduced electron transfer to a fullerene positioned above the ring plane. Pyridyl tripodal ligands appended with… (More)
A pH sensitive artificial ion channel, tetracyanoresorcinarene, whose pK(a1) to pK(a3) are around pH 7, was synthesized. Conductivities for potassium ion were increased by the progress of dissociation at the channel mouth.
A porphyrin macroring, mimicking the light-harvesting complex of photosynthetic purple bacteria, was synthesized by self-assembling trisporphyrinatoZn(II) complexes with imidazolyl substituents at both molecular terminals. Very strong complementary coordination of imidazolyl to Zn(II) afforded exclusively the cyclic trimer of trisporphyrin under dilute… (More)
Novel bipyridylene-bridged bisporphyrin 1a, in which two porphyrin units were attached directly to symmetrical 4,4'-positions of the 2,2'-bipyridyl group, was synthesized by a nickel(0)-mediated homocoupling reaction of 5,10,15-tris(n-heptyl)-20-(2'-bromo-4'-pyridyl)porphyrinatozinc (3a) in 58% yield. Spatial geometries of two porphyrins in 1a were… (More)
Porphyrin macrocycles composed of five and six units of m-gable imidazolylporphyrinatozinc (1-Zn) were synthesized by self-assembled cyclization followed by ring-closing metathesis linkings. Each porphyrin macrocycle was isolated by GPC chromatography, and their molecular weights were determined by MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy. These structures represent… (More)