Highly soluble phthalocyanines with hexadeca tert-butyl substituents

Agirtas M. S.

DYES AND PIGMENTS, vol.79, no.3, pp.247-251, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2008.03.004
  • Journal Name: DYES AND PIGMENTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-251
  • Keywords: phthalocyanines, phthalonitrile derivatives, magnesium, soluble, tert-butyl groups, synthesis, METAL-FREE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


A phthalonitrile derivative bearing 2,4-di-tert-butylphenoxy substituents at peripheral positions was synthesized; subsequent cyclotetramerization in DMF and hexanol furnished the desired zinc (II), magnesium (II), copper (II) and nickel (II) phthalocyanines. These metallo-phthalocyanines were highly soluble in solvents such as dichloromethane, chloroform, acetone, ethyl acetate, tetrahydrofuran, diethyl ether, n-hexane and DMF. The structures of the compounds were confirmed by elemental analyses, IR, H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR, electronic spectra and mass spectroscopic methods. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.