Glycosylated Metal Phthalocyanines
Michael Hanack, Goran Crucius, Mário J.F. Calvete and Thomas Ziegler
Affiliation: Institut fur Organische Chemie der Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, 72076 Tubingen, Germany.
Methods for the synthesis of mono-, di-, and tetra-glycosylated phthalonitriles are described, which are key building blocks for
the preparation of the corresponding glycosylated metal (mostly zinc) phthalocyanines. Than the preparation of symmetrically and unsymmetrically
tetra- and octa-glycosylated zinc phthalocyanines in which the carbohydrate is attached either anomerically or via another
one of its OH-groups to the phthalocyanine macrocycle is assessed.
Keywords: Glycosylation, phthalocyanine, phthalonitrile.
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