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Note | Special issue | Vol 79, No. 1, 2009, pp.1081-1086
Published online, 6th November, 2008
DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-S(D)27
Preparation and Electrochemical and Optical Properties of Tetrakis(dithiaselenolo)phthalocyanine

Takeshi Kimura,* Toshiharu Namauo, Akio Yamakawa, and Yutaka Takaguchi

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


Four o-xylylene groups of phthalocyanine (2) were removed by Birch reduction and the generated octathiolate anions were then reacted with Se to give tetrakis(dithiaselenolo)phthalocyanine (3). The dication generated from 3 in CHCl3/TFA was determined with UV-vis and NMR spectroscopy.