Mixing Cu(II)Cl2 with free base tetraphenylporphyrin ((H 2(TPP)) in dry deaerated 1,2-dichloroethane surprisingly yields a mixture of Cu(II)(TPP) and Cu(III)(TPP). The later is long-lived in the absence of water and slowly decomposes within days to yield Cu(II)(TPP). Furthermore, in the presence of air, a slightly different CuIII porphyrin species forms, presumably, Cu(III)(TPP)•+, in which the Q-band is subject to a 10 nm red shift. The new Cu(III)(TPP) and Cu(III)(TPP) •+ differ in terms of absorption, fluorescence, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) when compared to the well-characterized Cu(II)(TPP), Cu(II)(TPP)•+, and Cu(II)(TPP)2+ species.
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