Synthesis, spectroscopic, electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of metal free, manganese, and cobalt phthalocyanines bearing peripherally octakis-[4-(thiophen-3-yl)-phenoxy] substituents

Ugur A. L., ERDOĞMUŞ A., KOCA A., Avciata U.

POLYHEDRON, vol.29, no.18, pp.3310-3317, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2010.09.008
  • Journal Name: POLYHEDRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3310-3317
  • Keywords: Phthalocyanines, Manganese, Cobalt, Electrochemistry, Spectroelectrochemistry, Electrocolorimetry, IN-SITU, COMPLEXES, BEHAVIOR, REDUCTION, CHEMISTRY, ZINC(II), NICKEL, FILMS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Metal free (2), manganese (3). and cobalt (4) phthalocyanines, which are octa-substituted at the peripheral positions with [4-(thiophen-3-yl)-phenoxy] moieties, were synthesized and electrochemical properties were reported for the first time. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, IR,H-1 NMR, mass spectroscopy, and electronic spectroscopies. Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical measurements exhibit that incorporation of the redox active metal ions, Co-II and (MnOAc)-O-III, into the phthalocyanine core extends the redox richness of the Pc ring with the reversible metal-based reduction and oxidation couples in addition to the common Pc ring-based electron transfer processes. Presence of molecular oxygen in the electrolyte system causes to form pi-oxo MnPc complexes, which alter the voltammetric and spectroelectrochemical responses of the complex. An in situ electrocolorimetric method has been applied to investigate the color of the electro-generated anionic and cationic forms of the complexes for possible electrochromatic applications. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.