Cu(II) Octaethylporphine

Product Number: O40759; CAS Number: 14409-63-3



Cu(II) Octaethylporphine CAS: 14409-63-3 MDL: MFCD00012150

Molecular weight: 596.31 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C36H44CuN4

CAS Number: 14409-63-3

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light.

Synonyms: [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaethylporphyrinato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]copper,  [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaethylporphyrinato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]kupfer, [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaéthylporphyrineato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]cuivre, 14409-63-3, 2 3 7 8 12 13 17 18-OCTAETHYL-21H 23H-Copper, [2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethyl-21H,23H-porphinato(2-)-κN21,κN23]-, MFCD00012150, 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaethyl-21H,23H-porphine copper(II), Cu(II) Octaethylporphine, CuOEP

Fields of Interest: Synthetic Porphyrins, Copper (II) Porphyrins, CoCrystallization, Supramolecular Chemistry

Background: Cu(II) Octaethylporphine is a synthetic porphyrin specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. Cu(II) Octaethylporphine has numerous applications in materials and supramolecular chemistry.1-5 The redox chemistry of Cu(II) Octaethylporphine has been reported.6


1.) Olmstead, et al. Interaction of Curved and Flat Molecular Surfaces. The Structures of Crystalline Compounds Composed of Fullerene (C60, C60O, C70, and C120O) and Metal Octaethylporphyrin Units.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 30, 7090–7097.

2.) Yoshimoto, et al. Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Organization of Copper Octaethylporphyrin and Cobalt Phthalocyanine on Au(111):  Molecular Assembly Control at an Electrochemical Interface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 27, 8540–8545.

3.) Roy, et al. Metal Ion Effects on Fullerene/Porphyrin Cocrystallization. Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 11, 6743–6751.

4.) Minari, et al. Molecular-packing-enhanced charge transport in organic field-effect transistors based on semiconducting porphyrin crystals. Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 123501 (2007);

5.) Ramonio, et al. Layer-selective epitaxial self-assembly of porphyrins on ultrathin insulators. Chemical Physics Letters. Volume 417, Issues 1–3, 9 January 2006, Pages 22-27.

6.) Inamo, et al. Electron transfer reactions between copper(ii) porphyrin complexes and various oxidizing reagents in acetonitrile. Dalton Trans., 2004, 1703-1707.




Porphyrin Family

Metallo Porphyrins, Octaethyl Porphyrins

Porphyrin Substitution

Alkyl Substituted Porphyrins, Beta Substituted Porphyrins

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