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Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of dipyrrin-substituted porphyrinic macrocycles

United States Patent

February 19, 2008
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The present invention provides dipyrrin substituted porphyrinic macrocycles, intermediates useful for making the same, and methods of making the same. Such compounds may be used for purposes including the making of molecular memory devices, solar cells and light harvesting arrays.
Yu; Lianhe (Raleigh, NC), Muthukumaran; Kannan (Raleigh, NC), Sreedharan; Prathapan (Kerala, IN), Lindsey; Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
10/ 456,321
June 6, 2003
This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-96ER14632 from the Department of Energy. The US Government has certain rights to this invention.