Polymeric metalloporphyrins for field responsive materials

Kenneth S Suslick, Chin Ti Chen

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We have synthesized and crystallographically characterized the first polymeric metalloporphyrins in which each subunit is bridged by a non-symmetric ligand. One of them, [FeIII(TPP)(ImPhO)]n, has a non-centrosymmetric crystal structure. The unusual metal atom displacement implies the core of metalloporphyrin ring is flexible and that the relative position of the metal atom to the porphyrin ring may change under the influence of an external force. The compounds are our best candidates to date for field responsive properties, and studies of its ferroelectric properties are under way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-276
Number of pages5
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 26 1990Aug 31 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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