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Title: Method of solubilizing phthalocyanines and metallophthalocyanines

A one-step method of manufacturing soluble phthalocyanines and metallophthalocyanines, like zinc phthalocyanine, by converting a phthalocyanine or a metallophthalocyanine to a trialkylsilyl-substituted derivative is disclosed. The phthalocyanine or metallophthalocyanine is converted to a soluble trialkylsilyl-substituted derivative by interacting the phthalocyanine or metallophthalocyanine with an active metal amide, like lithium 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide, and a halotrialkylsilane, like chlorotrimethylsilane, to provide a phthalocyanine compound, like phthalocyanine monomers, dimers or polymers, metalated or unmetalated, that are soluble in organic media.
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Darien, IL)
  3. (Downers Grove, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US H1695
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
method; solubilizing; phthalocyanines; metallophthalocyanines; one-step; manufacturing; soluble; zinc; phthalocyanine; converting; metallophthalocyanine; trialkylsilyl-substituted; derivative; disclosed; converted; interacting; active; metal; amide; lithium; 6-tetramethylpiperidide; halotrialkylsilane; chlorotrimethylsilane; provide; compound; monomers; dimers; polymers; metalated; unmetalated; organic; media; active metal; organic media; metal amide; one-step method; step method; /999/430/