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Synthesis and Characterization of Metal-Oxo Phthalocyanine Complexes

  • Author(s): Kirby, Christopher Joseph
  • Advisor(s): Ménard, Gabriel
  • et al.
Abstract

The synthesis of two substituted phthalocyanine ligands for synthesis of metal phthalocyanine complexes is reported. Both phthalocyanine ligands contain ethereal substitutions of differing size. One substitution is an ethoxy phthalocyanine species and the other is an isopropoxy phthalocyanine.

The synthesis and characterization of two vanadyl (IV) phthalocyanine species is reported. EPR data, mass spectrometry data and x-ray diffraction are included to characterize the vanadyl ethoxyphthalocyanine. The vanadyl isopropoxyphthalocyanine is characterized by mass spectrometry.

The synthesis and characterization of a chromium (II) phthalocyanine is reported. The species is characterized by NMR, mass spectrometry and x-ray diffraction. This species and its reactions with O atom donors are reported and the results are examined.

The synthesis and characterization of a manganese (III) chloride and a “naked” manganese (III) ethoxyphthalocyanine are reported. Mass spectrometry and NMR are used to characterize these two species. The reactions of these species with O atom donors are reported and some preliminary data is examined to explore the potential formation of a manganese oxo phthalocyanine species.

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