meso-Tetra (3-carboxyphenyl) porphine

Product Number: T10982; CAS Number: 70152-54-4



meso-Tetra (3-carboxyphenyl) porphine CAS: 70152-54-4 MDL: MFCD22377424

Molecular weight: 790.77 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C48H30N4O8

CAS Number: 70152-54-4

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light.

Synonyms: 3,3′,3”,3”’-(5,10,15,20-Porphyrintetrayl)tetrabenzoic acid, 3,3′,3”,3”’-(5,10,15,20-Porphyrintetrayl)tetrabenzoesäure, Acide 3,3′,3”,3”’-(5,10,15,20-porphyrinetétrayl)tetrabenzoïque, 70152-54-4, meso-tetra (3-carboxyphenyl) porphine, MFCD22377424

Fields of Interest: Synthetic Porphyrins, Sensors, Molecular Recognition, Supramolecular Chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks MOFs, Coordination Polymers

Background: meso-Tetra (3-carboxyphenyl) porphine is a synthetic porphyrin specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals.


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Functional Groups


Porphyrin Family

A4 Porphyrins, Free Base Porphyrins, Tetra-Phenyl Porphine Derivatives

Porphyrin Substitution

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

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Molecular Weight



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