Double helices of a pyridine-appended zinc chlorophyll derivative

Yoshinao Shinozaki, Gary Richards, Keizo Ogawa, Akihito Yamano, Kazuaki Ohara, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Shin Ichiro Kawano, Kentaro Tanaka, Yasuyuki Araki, Takehiko Wada, Joe Otsuki

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Self-assembled structures formed from a pyridine-appended zinc chlorophyll derivative are reported. While the zinc complex forms cyclic oligomers in chloroform solution, as indicated by 1H NMR studies (including diffusion-ordered spectroscopy), vapor pressure osmometry, and cold-spray ionization mass spectrometry, it forms double-stranded helical coordination polymers in the solid state, as revealed by single-crystal X-ray analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5262-5265
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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