Imidazole-porphyrin coordination has become an important tool in the design of self-assembled materials. A combination of spectrophotometric and stopped-flow techniques has been used to gain insight into the control of imidazole binding in the distal pocket of phenanthroline-strapped porphyrins. The binding studies of a variety of imidazole substrates in combination with both hindered and accessible receptors have permitted the determination of the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters associated with the imidazole binding.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry