A chiral tripodal ligand readily prepared from primary amines that contains two monosubstituted tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) moieties is described. Complexation with Cu(II) in the presence of NH4SCN gives a fully metalated porphyrin and tripodal ligand complex. The free ligand shows a weak circular dichroism (CD) signal, but metalation gives a strong exciton-coupled CD spectrum. Reduction of the Cu(II) complex results in loss of CD signal.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry