Cu(II) meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine

Product Number: C974; CAS Number: 41699-93-8

C974 Cu(II) meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine Technical Data Sheet




Cu(II) meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine meso-Tetraphenylporphine- 4,4′,4”,4”’-tetracarboxylic acid, copper (II) CAS: 41699-93-8 MDL: MFCD03425948


Molecular weight: 852.3 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C48H28CuN4O8

CAS Number: 41699-93-8

MDL Number: MFCD03425948

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light.

Purity: >95%

Synonyms: CU(II) MESO-TETRA(4-CARBOXYPHENYL)PORPHINE, 41699-93-8, copper;4-[10,15,20-tris(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin-22,24-diid-5-yl]benzoic acid,
CS-0111148, Cu(II) Meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrine, [4,4′,4”,4”’-(5,10,15,20-Porphyrinetétrayl-κ2N21,N23)tetrabenzoato(2-)]cuivre, [4,4′,4”,4”’-(5,10,15,20-Porphyrintetrayl-κ2N21,N23)tetrabenzoato(2-)]copper, [4,4′,4”,4”’-(5,10,15,20-Porphyrintetrayl-κ2N21,N23)tetrabenzoato(2-)]kupfer, Copper, [4,4′,4”,4”’-(21H,23H-porphine-5,10,15,20-tetrayl-κN21,κN23)tetrakis[benzoato](2-)]-, meso-Tetraphenylporphine- 4,4′,4”,4”‘-tetracarboxylic acid, copper (II), MFCD03425948

Field of Interest: Metal-Organic-Frameworks MOF’s, Water Oxidation Catalysts, Photocatalysis

Background: Cu(II) meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine is a synthetic porphyrin that is useful as a photocatalyst for water oxidation and photocatalytic degradation1-6. Cu(II) meso-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphine was used to modify the surface of a glassy carbon electrode for the simultaneous voltammetric determination of acetaminophen and dopamine7.


1.) Nakashima, S., Negishi, R., Tada, H.; Visible-light-induced water oxidation by a hybrid photocatalyst consisting of bismuth vanadate and copper(II) meso-tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin. Commun., 2016, 52, 3665-3668.

2.) Wei, M., Wan, J., Hu, Z., Peng, Z., Wang, B.; Enhanced photocatalytic degradation activity over TiO2nanotubes co-sensitized by reduced graphene oxide and copper(II) meso-tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin. Applied Surface Science 2016, 377, 149-158.

3.) Nicholls, D., McKinzie, W.P., Oncel, N.; 5-(Octadecyloxy) Isophthalic Acid-Assisted Copper(II) meso-Tetra (4-carboxyphenyl) Porphyrin Adsorption on Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 35, 14983-14985.

4.) Wei, M., Wan, J., Hu, Z., Peng, Z., Wang, B.; Photoinduced interfacial charge transfer and photocatalytic behavior of TiO2nanotubes sensitized by copper (II) meso-tetra (4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 2016, 27, 4026-4034.

5.) Wang, H., Zhou, D., Shen, S., Wan, J., Zheng, X., Yu, L., Phillips, D.L.; The photocatalytic activity and degradation mechanism of methylene blue over copper(II) tetra(4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin sensitized TiO2under visible light irradiation. RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 28978-28986.

6.) Afzal, S., Daoud, W.A., Langford, S.J.; Photostable Self-Cleaning Cotton by a Copper(II) Porphyrin/TiO2Visible-Light Photocatalytic System. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20135, 11, 4753-4759. Https://

7.) Song, X., Fu, J., Wang, J., Li, C., Liu, Z.; Simultaneous voltammetric determination of acetaminophen and dopamine using a glassy carbon electrode modified with copper porphyrin-exfoliated graphene. Microchimica Acta 2018, 185, 369.






Porphyrin Family

A4 Porphyrins, Metallo Porphyrins, Tetra-Phenyl Porphine Derivatives

Porphyrin Substitution

Carboxy Substituted Porphyrins, Carboxy-Phenyl Substituted Porphyrins, Meso-Substituted Porphyrins, Phenyl Substituted Porphyrins

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