Porphyrin-containing molecular squares: Design and applications

Suk Joong Lee, Joseph T. Hupp

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Coordinative directed assembly has been used by a number of research groups to obtain molecular squares featuring porphyrin components. The syntheses and functional behavior of these compounds are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1710-1723
Number of pages14
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences Offices, for support of our own work on photophysics and energy conversion (Grant No. DE-FG87ER13808) and on membranes and molecular sieving (Grant No. DE-FG02-01ER15244), and the Northwestern Institute for Environmental Catalysis for support of our work on catalysis. We also gratefully acknowledge the contributions of many co-workers whose names are cited in the descriptions of the portions of the reviewed work that were done in our laboratory.


  • Catalysis
  • Molecular square
  • Porphyrin
  • Sensing
  • Supramolecular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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