Electropolymerizable peripherally tetra-{2-[3-(diethylamino) phenoxy]ethoxy} substituted as well as axially (4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)-propanoxy-disubstituted silicon phthalocyanines and their electrochemistry


DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol.44, no.43, pp.18993-18999, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 43
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c5dt03421c
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18993-18999
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A novel type of peripherally tetra-substituted as well as axially disubstituted silicon(IV) phthalocyanine containing electropolymerizable ligands was designed and synthesized for the first time. Axial bis-hydroxy silicon phthalocyanine 2 was prepared from 2(3), 9(10), 16(17), 23(24)-tetrakis-{2-[3-(diethylamino) phenoxy]ethoxy} phthalocyanine 1 in dichloromethane by using 1.8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) and trichlorosilane. Peripherally tetra and axially di-substituted silicon phthalocyanine 4 was synthesized from 2(3), 9(10), 16(17), 23(24)-tetrakis-{2-[3-(diethylamino) phenoxy]ethoxy}silicon(IV) phthalocyanine dihydroxide 2 with 1-(3-chloropropyl)-4-phenylpiperazine 3 in toluene in the presence of NaH at 120 degrees C. These complexes were fully characterized by various spectroscopy techniques such as H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR, IR, UV-Vis, and MALDI-TOF spectroscopy and elemental analysis as well. Electropolymerization properties of silicon(IV) phthalocyanine complexes were investigated by cyclic and square wave voltammetry. Electrochemical studies reveal that silicon(IV) phthalocyanine complexes were electropolymerized on the working electrode during the anodic potential scan. This study is the first example of electropolymerization of both peripherally tetra and axially di-substituted silicon phthalocyanines on the same molecule.