SYNTHESIS OF METALLO-MESO-TETRAPHENYLPORPHYRIN DERIVATIVE USING ZINC (II) METAL
The study of metalloporphyrins has revealed enhanced reduction capabilities in porphyrins metallated with late first row transition metals, which in turn promises great potential as catalysts for different reduction reactions. These reactions include carbon dioxide reduction, oxygen reduction reactions, and hydrogen evolution reactions. Tetraphenylporphyrin was used in this experiment to determine if it could be metallated with zinc acetate and form metallo-meso-tetraphenylporphyrin. The procedure was changed over the course of multiple trials to result in the highest yield and ensure all of the porphyrin and zinc acetate were reacting. The resulting compound was analyzed using UV-Vis Spectroscopy, IR Spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. Preliminary data leads to the conclusion that the porphyrin was successfully synthesized. This presentation will highlight the experimental methodology as well as the characterization and confirmation techniques used.
Georgia College Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
Smith*, Cole; Snyder*, Nicole; Lisse, Catrena Higginbotham; and Rosado Flores, Peter J.
"SYNTHESIS OF METALLO-MESO-TETRAPHENYLPORPHYRIN DERIVATIVE USING ZINC (II) METAL,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 81, No. 1, Article 66.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol81/iss1/66