Wijesekera, T. Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Dolphin, David Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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One of a class of cyclic compounds in which the parent macrocycle consists of four pyrrole-type units linked together by single carbon bridges. Several porphyrins with selected peripheral substitution and metal coordination carry out vital biochemical processes in living organisms. Chlorins (1), bacteriochlorins (2), and corrins (3)
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