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Functionalized expanded porphyrins

United States Patent

November 12, 2013
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Disclosed are functionalized expanded porphyrins that can be used as spectrometric sensors for high-valent actinide cations. The disclosed functionalized expanded porphyrins have the advantage over unfunctionalized systems in that they can be immobilized via covalent attachment to a solid support comprising an inorganic or organic polymer or other common substrates. Substrates comprising the disclosed functionalized expanded porphyrins are also disclosed. Further, disclosed are methods of making the disclosed compounds (immobilized and free), methods of using them as sensors to detect high valent actinides, devices that comprise the disclosed compounds, and kits.
Sessler; Jonathan L. (Austin, TX), Pantos; Patricia J. (Providence, RI)
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
12/ 664,524
June 23, 2008
ACKNOWLEDGE OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under DE-FG03-01ER15186 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.