Product Number: O14934; CAS Number: 4475-42-7


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meso-Octamethylcalix(4)pyrrole CAS: 4475-42-7 MDL: MFCD00208353

Molecular weight: 428.61 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C28H36N4

CAS Number: 4475-42-7

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light.

Synonyms: 21H,23H-Porphine, 5,10,15,20,22,24-hexahydro-5,5,10,10,15,15,20,20-octamethyl-, 4475-42-7, 5,5,10,10,15,15,20,20-Octamethyl-5,10,15,20,22,24-hexahydroporphyrin, 5,5,10,10,15,15,20,20-Octamethyl-5,10,15,20,22,24-e]hexahydroporphyrin, 5,5,10,10,15,15,20,20-Octaméthyl-5,10,15,20,22,24-hexahydroporphyrine, meso-Octamethylcalix(4)pyrrole, meso-octamethylcalix[4]pyrrole, meso-octamethylporphyrinogen, MFCD00208353, 365398, 5,5,10,10,15,15,20,20-octamethyl-21,22,23,24-tetrahydroporphyrin, calix[4]pyrrole

Fields of Interest: Synthetic Porphyrins, Macrocyclic Ligands, Porphyrinogens, Sensors, Ion-Pair Receptors

Background: meso-Octamethylcalix(4)pyrrole is a synthetic porphyrin specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. meso-Octamethylcalix(4)pyrrole is useful as an ion binding agent and as a ligand.


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2.) Wintergerst, et al. Calix[4]pyrrole:  A New Ion-Pair Receptor As Demonstrated by Liquid−Liquid Extraction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12, 4129–4139.

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6.) Ji, et al. Soft Materials Constructed Using Calix[4]pyrrole- and “Texas-Sized” Box-Based Anion Receptors. Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 7, 1915–1927.


Porphyrin Family

Cyclic Tetra-Pyrrole

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