Novel Cobalt(II), Zinc(II) Phthalocyanines Bearing Discrete Substituents: Synthesis, Characterization, Aggregation Behavior, Electrochemical Properties, and Antioxidant Activity

Ağırtaş M. S. , Cabir B., Dundar A., Okumus V., Ceyhan G.

SYNTHESIS AND REACTIVITY IN INORGANIC METAL-ORGANIC AND NANO-METAL CHEMISTRY, vol.44, no.8, pp.1092-1098, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A new phthalonitrile derivative bearing 3,4,5-trimethoxy- benzyloxy and chloro-substituents at peripheral position was prepared by a nucleophilic displacement reaction. Cyclotetramerization of phthalonitrile derivative in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) gave the metallophthalocyanines. Novel Co(II), Zn(II) phthalocyanines (Pcs) were obtained from the reaction 4-[(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyloxy]-5-chlorophthalonitrile and metal salts. The novel compounds have been characterized by using elemental analysis, UV-Vis, FTIR, H-1-NMR spectral data. The aggregation behaviors of Co(II), Zn(II) Pcs were also investigated. These metallophthalocyanines do not show any aggregation behavior between 1.2 x 10(-5) and 4.0 x 10(-6) M concentration range in DMF. The antioxidant activities of Pcs were investigated antioxidant assays such as free radical scavenging ability of 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) and ferrous ion chelating ability. Furthermore, the redox properties of the Pcs complexes were investigated by using cyclic voltammetry.