Synthesis and Transport Studies of a Cofacial Porphyrin Cyclophane

Patrick Zwick, Chunwei Hsu, Maria El Abbassi, Olaf Fuhr, Dieter Fenske, Diana Dulić, Herre S.J. Van Der Zant, Marcel Mayor*

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Porphyrin cyclophane 1, consisting of two rigidly fixed but still movable cofacial porphyrins and exposing acetate-masked thiols in opposed directions of the macrocycle, is designed, synthesized, and characterized. The functional cyclophane 1, as pioneer of mechanosensitive 3D materials, forms stable single-molecule junctions in a mechanically controlled break-junction setup. Its reliable integration in a single-molecule junction is a fundamental prerequisite to explore the potential of these structures as mechanically triggered functional units and devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15072-15081
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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