(Chemical Equation Presented) Diporphyrins can be efficiently synthesized from bromoporphyrin precursors via palladium-catalyzed C-O bond formation. The synthetic methodology is general and can be applied to various diols, forming a series of homo-diporphyrins containing different types of spacers in high to excellent yields. Chiral diporphyrins can be readily constructed through the use of optically active diols. A similar strategy allows access to hetero-diporphyrins and triporphyrins, including free-base and metalloporphyrin hetero dimers.
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