The Formation of N-Alkylporphyrins During Epoxidation of Ethylene Catalyzed by Iron(III) meso-Tetrakis(2,6-dichlorophenyl)porphyrin
Nakano, T., Traylor, T.G., and David Dolphin
Can. J. Chem.
During the epoxidation of ethylene using iron meso-tetrakis(2,6-dichlorophenyl)porphyrin chloride and iodosopentafluorobenzene several N-alkylporphyrins were formed. The major product was 21-carboxymethyl-5,10,15,20-tetrakis(2,6-dichlorophenyl)porphyrin. This was derived, by oxidation from the 21-formylmethyl complex which in turn was obtained from the initially formed N-hydroxyethylporphyrin, a compound not isolated due to its ready oxidation