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Communication | Special issue | Vol 77, No. 2, 2009, pp.755-758
Published online, 29th September, 2008
DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-S(F)63
Preparation of Unsymmetric Phthalocyanines with Benzylchalcogeno and Butoxy Groups

Takeshi Kimura,* Takeru Obonai, and Toshiharu Namauo

*Center for Instrumental Analysis, Iwate University, 4-3-5 Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551, Japan


A mixture of 4,5-dibenzylchalcogeno-3,6-diethylphthalonitrile and 4,5-dibutoxyphthalonitrile was treated with lithium in n-pentanol at 110 °C to give unsymmetric phthalocyanines. Optical and electrochemical properties of them were examined by UV-vis spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.