Octopus-porphyrins: Their assembly and oxygen-binding in aqueous medium

Teruyuki Komatsu, Keisuke Nakao, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida*

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Amphiphilic tetraphenylporphyrins having four alkyl phosphocholine groups on each side of the ring plane (octopus-porphyrins) form fibrous aggregates in dilute aqueous solution; the vesicles, constituted by iron(II) derivative-1-dodecyl-2-methylimidazole (DMIm), have the ability to bind dioxygen reversibly in aqueous medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-730
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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