Zn(II) meso-Tetraphenylporphine (1-3% chlorin)

Product Number: T40942; CAS Number: 14074-80-7




Zn(II) meso-Tetraphenylporphine (1-3% chlorin) CAS: 14074-80-7 MDL: MFCD00012155


Molecular weight: 678.129 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C44H28N4Zn

CAS Number: 14074-80-7

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light

Synonyms: [5,10,15,20-Tetraphenylporphyrinato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]zinc[5,10,15,20-Tetraphenylporphyrinato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]zink, [5,10,15,20-Tétraphénylporphyrineato(2-)-κ2N21,N23]zinc, 14074-80-7, meso-Tetraphenylporphine, MFCD00012155, tpp, Zinc TPP, Zinc, [5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl-21H,23H-porphinato(2-)-κN21,κN23]-, [14074-80-7], 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl-21H,23H-porphine zinc, zinc meso-tetraphenylporphine, Zinc(II)-mesotetraphenylporphine, Zinc(II)tetraphenylporphyrin, ZINCMESO-TETRAPHENYLPORPHINE, zn(tpp), Zn-tetraphenylporphine

Field of Interest: Ion Selective Electrodes, Ionophores, Sensors, Free Radical Polymerization, Homomolecular Triplet-Triplet Annihilation

Background: Zn(II) meso-tetraphenylporphine (1-3% chlorin) is a synthetic porphyrin specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. Zn(II) meso-tetraphenylporphine has been used as an ionophore for a cyanide ion selective electrode.Zn(II) meso-tetraphenylporphine  and quantum dots were used to modify colloidal silica beads  for colorimetric sensing of ammonia. The photophysical properties of Zn(II) meso-tetraphenylporphine and similar Zn(II) porphyrins have been reported.Zn(II) meso-tetraphenylporphine  acts as a initiator for free-radical polymerization by homomolecular triplet fusion.4


1.) Chen, et al. Cyanide-Selective Electrode Based on Zn(II) Tetraphenylporphyrin as Ionophore. Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 21, 9192–9198. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac301910c

2.) Xu, H., Zhang, M., Ding, H. et al. Colloidal silica beads modified with quantum dots and zinc (II) tetraphenylporphyrin for colorimetric sensing of ammonia. Microchim Acta 180, 85–91 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00604-012-0914-2

3.) Magdaong, et al. Photophysical Properties and Electronic Structure of Zinc(II) Porphyrins Bearing 0–4 meso-Phenyl Substituents: Zinc Porphine to Zinc Tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP). J. Phys. Chem. A 2020, 124, 38, 7776–7794. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c06841

4.) Awwad, et al. Visible-Light-Initiated Free-Radical Polymerization by Homomolecular Triplet-Triplet Annihilation. Chem. Volume 6, Issue 11, 5 November 2020, Pages 3071-3085. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2020.08.019


Functional Groups


Porphyrin Family

A4 Porphyrins, Metallo Porphyrins, Tetra-Phenyl Porphine Derivatives

Porphyrin Substitution

Meso-Substituted Porphyrins, Phenyl Substituted Porphyrins

Purity %


Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight




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