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Molecular Structure and Conformation of Free Base Corroles

Mikalai M. Kruk,a@1 Dmitry V. Klenitsky,a and Wouter Maesb@2

aBelarusian State Technological University, Physics Department, 220006 Minsk, Belarus

bDesign & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors (DSOS), Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC), Hasselt University, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

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Dedicated to the 85-th anniversary of Academician G. P. Gurinovich


DOI: 10.6060/mhc190229k


Corroles represent an unique family of tetrapyrrolic chromophores with distinct structural, chemical and photophysical properties, which render them promising materials for numerous applications. The lack of one of the meso-carbon atoms ultimately leads to nonplanar macrocycle distortions. The aim of this review is to summarize the peculiarities of the molecular conformations of free base corroles and provide a unified approach for their analysis.

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