β-Nitrocorroles are potentially valuable platforms for the preparation of a wide range of more elaborated corrole derivatives possessing unique chemical functionalities and electronic properties. Here we report our results on the chemical manipulation of a copper 3-NO2-triarylcorrolate using different organic reactions, all involving the reduction of -NO2 to -NH2 at an early stage, followed by further transformations. By way of a β-acylated copper corrolate, a novel corrole derivative bearing an alkyl azide group on the peripheral positions was obtained and exploited in the Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.
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Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Stefanelli, M., Mancini, M., Raggio, M., Nardis, S., Fronczek, F., McCandless, G., Smith, K., & Paolesse, R. (2014). 3-NO2-5,10,15-triarylcorrolato-Cu as a versatile platform for synthesis of novel 3-functionalized corrole derivatives. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12 (32), 6200-6207. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ob01247j