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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 27, No. 9, 1988, pp.2111-2118
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-88-4494
Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Octaethyl-17-thiochlorin and Octaethyl-7,17-dithioisobacteriochlorin

Ramesh D. Arasasingham, Alan L. Balch*, and Marilyn M. Olmstead

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


Conversion of the octaethyl-17-oxochlorin and octaethyl-7,17-dioxoisobacteriochlorin into their thio and dithio analogs using Lawesson’s reagent is reported. Spectroscopic data, along with X-ray crystallographic data for the dithio compound and its dioxo precursor, are reported.