Grafting Copper and Gallium Corroles onto Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles
© 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Two different copper and gallium arylcorroles have been functionalized using the Vilsmeier–Haack reaction. A further Knoevenagel reaction with cyanoacetic acid was performed on both complexes, affording the desired products with yields above 90 %. The newly synthesized compounds have been thoroughly characterized by a combination of spectroscopic methods, optical analyses, and X-ray crystallography. Moreover, they have been tested as anchoring groups for the hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles. The morphology of the heterogeneous composites has been studied by SEM, EDS and fluorescence microscopy analyses, thus confirming the presence of the corrole macrocycle in the hybrid material.
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Berionni Berna, B., Savoldelli, A., Pomarico, G., Zurlo, F., Magna, G., Paolesse, R., Fronczek, F., Smith, K., & Nardis, S. (2019). Grafting Copper and Gallium Corroles onto Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles. ChemPlusChem, 84 (2), 154-160. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201800576