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Vol. 26, No. 7, 1987

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Review | Regular issue | Vol 26, No. 7, 1987, pp. 1947 - 1963
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DOI: 10.3987/R-1987-07-1947
Protoporphyrin-IX: Some Useful Substituent Manipulations

Kevin M. Smith and José A. S. Cavaleiro

*Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5295, U.S.A.


Various substituent manipulations of the side chains in commercially available hemin (3) and its metal-free derivative, protoporphyrin-lX (4), are described, which illustrate the usefulness of these starting materials for preparation of a large number of theoretically, chemically, biologically, and spectroscopically useful porphyrins and hemes.

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