meso-Tetra(2-methylphenyl) porphine

Product Number: T40707; CAS Number: 37083-40-2



meso-Tetra(2-methylphenyl) porphine meso-Tetra(2-tolyl) porphine CAS: 37083-40-2 MDL: MFCD01074421

Molecular weight: 670.84 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C48H38N4

CAS Number: 37083-40-2

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light

Synonyms: 21H,23H-Porphine, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(2-methylphenyl)-, 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(2-methylphenyl)porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(2-methylphenyl)porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-Tétrakis(2-méthylphényl)porphyrine, 37083-40-2, 5,10,15,20-tetratolylporphyrin, meso-Tetra(2-methylphenyl) porphine, meso-Tetra(2-tolyl) porphine, MFCD01074421, tetratolyl porphyrin

Field of Interest: Synthetic Porphyrins, Catalysis

Background: meso-Tetra(2-methylphenyl) porphine is a synthetic porphyrin specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. meso-Tetra(2-methylphenyl) porphine is sold as a mixture of atropisomers.


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Functional Groups


Porphyrin Family

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

Porphyrin Substitution

Meso-Substituted Porphyrins, Phenyl Substituted Porphyrins

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Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight



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