Synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical, and electrical measurements of novel 4,4 '-isopropylidendioxydiphenyl bridged bis and cofacial bis-metallophthalocyanines (Zn, Co)

CANLICA M., Altindal A., ÖZKAYA A. R., SALİH B., Bekaroglu O.

POLYHEDRON, vol.27, no.7, pp.1883-1890, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2008.02.031
  • Journal Name: POLYHEDRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1883-1890
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


4,4'-Isopropylidendioxydiphenyl bridged bis-metallophthalocyanines Zn(II) (5) and Co(II) (6) were synthesized from the compound 4,4'-isopropylidendioxydiphthalonitrile (3) and 4,5-bis(hexylthio)phthalonitrile (4). The new cofacial bis-phthalocyanines Zn(II) (7) and Co(II) (8) were synthesized from the corresponding 3 which can be obtained by the reaction of 4,4'-isopropylidendiphenol (1) with 4-nitrophthalonitrile (2). These complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, UV/Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopies. The electrochemical properties of the complexes were examined by cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry and controlled potential coulometry in nonaqueous media. Electrochemical results showed that while there is not any considerable interaction between the two phthalocyanine rings in bisphthalocyanine complexes 5 and 6, the splitting of the molecular orbitals occurs as a result of the strong interaction between the phthalocyanine rings in cofacial complexes 7 and 8.