Poly(ferrocenyl) porphyrins and phthalocyanines have an array of unique abilities that promote exciting applications, including dye-sensitized solar cells and electronic memory systems.1-3 Poly(ferrocenyl) porphyrins and phthalocyanines have become a major area of interest for research in the past few decades due to their many desirable characteristics suitable for molecular electronics including multibit information storage elements and molecular modules that mimic photosynthetic active sites.1-3 The applications are due to their mixed-valence states, multiple ferrocene-based redox processes, and unpaired electron density migration.1 Previous work similar to this project has constructed 2(3), 9(10), 16(17), 23(24) tetrakis(ferrocenyl) phthalocyanine from 4-ferrocenyl phthalonitrile but this has limited charge transfer across the molecule which hopefully will be mitigated by the use of 3-ferrocenyl phthalonitrile.
This research was supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
THE SYNTHESIS OF 3-FERROCENYL PHTHALONITRILE AND FERROCENYL SUBSTITUTED PHTHALOCYANINES.
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