Product Number: P310; CAS Number: 101-60-0




Porphine CAS: 101-60-0 MDL: MFCD00056811


Molecular weight: 310.352 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C20H14N4

CAS Number: 101-60-0

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light

Synonyms:  Porphine, 101-60-0, 202-958-7, 21,22,23,24-Tetraazapentacyclo[<3,6>.1<8,11>.1<13,16>]tetracosa-1(21),2,4,6,8(23),9,11,13,15,17,19-undecaene, 21,22,23,24-tetraazapentacyclo[³,?.1?,¹¹.1¹³,¹?]tetracosa-1,3,5,7,9,11(23),12,14,16,18(21),19-undecaene, 21H,23H-Porphine, 604BGD9J5B, Porphyrin, Porphyrine, 1222991, 21H,23H-Porphin, 23H-porphine, 36080, 622855, MFCD00056811, UNII:604BGD9J5B, 卟吩

Field of Interest: Synthetic chemistry, coordination complexes, materials science, spectroscopy.

Background: Porphine is a synthetic specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. Porphine is the simplest porphyrin since it is completely unsubstituted. The corresponding Mg(II) adduct can be mono-meso functionalized electrochemically.1 The solid state electrochemistry of porphine in water was reported.2 Porphine and simple derivatives have been separated by HPLC.3 An overview of the chemistry, spectroscopy, theory and applications of porphine was published.4


1.) Devillers, et al. Electrochemical meso-functionalization of magnesium(ii) porphine. Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1893-1895. https://doi.org/10.1039/C0CC04309E

2.) Manaia, et al. Solid state electrochemical behaviour of porphine in aqueous media. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Volume 929, 15 January 2023, 117123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2022.117123

3.) Stefaniak, M. “HPLC separation of porphine, selected porphyrins, and their metal derivatives.” Acta Chromatographica (2004): 165-171.

4.) Devillers, et al. 185: “Porphine,” the Fully Unsubstituted Porphyrin: A Comprehensive Overview. Handbook of Porphyrin Science, pp. 75-231 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813149571_0002


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