Recent Developments in the Chemistry of Corrole Macrocycles - Prof. Claude Gros


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In the last 15 years, corroles have assumed an important role in the porphyrinoid chemistry. Although the first synthesis of corrole dates back to 1965, efficient and suitable synthetic protocols leading to meso-substituted corroles became now available, starting a new and exciting era in this field. At the first sight, corroles show a lot of similarities with porphyrins but, their distinctive structural, spectroscopic, photophysical properties, coordination chemistry as well as some peculiar chemical reactivities places these macrocycles in a distinctive position between the members of the porphyrinoid family. The chemical versatility of corroles plays a fundamental role to fine tune their ability in binding small molecules with different affinity, and their incorporation in technological devices as selective carbon monoxide sensors can be now realized. 

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