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Communication | Special issue | Vol 39, No. 2, 1994, pp.439-443
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-94-S(B)43
Syntheses of meso-Azachlorins and meso-Azabacteriochlorins

Kevin R. Gerzevske, Ravindra K. Pandey, and Kevin M. Smith*

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


Starting from azaporphyrins, new classes of chlorins and bacteriochlorins are synthesized using Diels-Alder or osmium tetraoxide reactions. Their strong absorption at long wavelength and easy synthesis suggests they may be promising potential candidates as sensitizers for use in photodynamic therapy of neoplasms.