Octaethylporphyrin - CAS 2683-82-1

Octaethylporphyrin(CAT: I008398) is a synthetic compound that belongs to the family of porphyrins, which are organic molecules that play a critical role in biological processes such as photosynthesis and oxygen transport in the blood. Octaethylporphyrin is often used as a model compound for studying the chemical and physical properties of natural porphyrins due to their structural similarity. It has been investigated for a range of applications including catalysis, photodynamic therapy, and sensing of metal ions. Octaethylporphyrin is typically a dark red solid and is soluble in organic solvents such as chloroform and methanol.

Catalog Number: I008398

CAS Number: 2683-82-1

PubChem Substance ID:355192060

Molecular Formula: C36H46N4

Molecular Weight:534.792

Purity: ≥95%

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SynonymsOctaethyl-porphyrin; Octaethylporphyrin; Octaethyl porphyrin;2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethylporphyrin


Molecular Formula: C36H46N4
Molecular Weight534.792
SolubilitySoluble in DMSO, not in water
StorageStore at -20°C

Computed Descriptor

IUPAC Name2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethyl-21,22-dihydroporphyrin