Optimized synthesis and crystal growth by sublimation of 1,3,3-trichloroisoindolenines, key building blocks for crosswise phthalocyanines

Ayhan M. M. , Zorlu Y., Gokdemir O., Gurek A. G. , DUMOULIN F. , Ahsen V., ...More

CRYSTENGCOMM, vol.16, no.29, pp.6556-6563, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 29
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c4ce00189c
  • Title of Journal : CRYSTENGCOMM
  • Page Numbers: pp.6556-6563


Among possible asymmetrically substituted phthalocyanines, ABAB derivatives remain rare. Their selective synthesis is based on the use of trichloroisoindolenines, so far remaining tedious to obtain. An optimized synthesis of 1,3,3-trichloroisoindolenine 1 and 1,3,3,6,7-pentachloroisoindolenine 2 is reported. An original crystallization method based on crystal growth by sublimation was eminently suitable regarding the air-sensitivity of these derivatives and allowed their thorough crystallographic characterization.