Pyrroles and related compounds. Part XXIII. Protoporphyrin-l
The synthesis of protoporphyrin-l dimethyl ester (2) via the b-oxobilane route is reported. Fractional crystallisation was unsuccessful in the separation of the dimethyl esters of protoporphyrin-l and protoporphyrin-IX and also the tetramethyl esters of coproporphyrins -I and -III; the significance of these observations, in relation to biosynthetic investigations, is discussed.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Cavaleiro, J., Kenner, G., & Smith, K. (1973). Pyrroles and related compounds. Part XXIII. Protoporphyrin-l. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1, 2478-2485. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/chemistry_pubs/2181