We report herein the synthesis of new glycoporphyrin ligands which bear a glucopyranoside derivative on each meso-aryl moiety of the porphyrin skeleton. The saccharide unit is directly conjugated to the porphyrin or a triazole spacer is placed between the carbohydrate and porphyrin ring. The obtained glycoporphyrin ligands were employed to synthesize cobalt(II), ruthenium(II), and iron(III) complexes which were tested as catalysts of C-H bond aminations by organic azides. Two of the synthesized complexes were very efficient in promoting catalytic reactions, and the results achieved indicated that ruthenium and iron complexes show an interesting complementary catalytic activity in several amination reactions. The eco-friendly iron catalyst displayed very good chemical stability in catalyzing the amination reaction for three consecutive runs without losing catalytic activity. (Chemical Equation Presented).
Glycoporphyrin Catalysts for Efficient C-H Bond Aminations by Organic Azides / Tseberlidis, G.; Zardi, P.; Caselli, A.; Cancogni, D.; Fusari, M.; Lay, L.; Gallo, E.. - In: ORGANOMETALLICS. - ISSN 0276-7333. - 34:15(2015), pp. 3774-3781. [10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00436]