Photophysical Behaviour of Corrole and its Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Dyads

Document Type


Publication Date



The luminescence properties at room temperature and 77 K of octamethylcorrole are reported for the first time, together with the photophysical behaviour of corrole-corrole and porphyrin-corrole dyads covalently linked through the 10-position with a phenyl bridge. The photophysical properties of corroie free base are very similar to those of the porphyrin analogues, whereas the dimeric systems show luminescence bands different from those of the parent monomers, indicating an unexpectedly high degree of interaction between the chromophores. The porphyrin-corrole dyad undergoes photocatalysed ring opening of the corroie moiety to give the corresponding porphyrin-biliverdin species. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines

First Page


Last Page


This document is currently not available here.