Cu and Mn based tetraphenyl porphyrin namely CuTPP and MnTPP were synthesized through a one pot route with a modified procedure and the reaction conditions (Temperature and time) were optimized based on the energy consumption during the synthesis of the target macrocyclic ligands. The temperature (145oC and 160oC) and time (3, 4, 8 hr) were used to study the effect on the product yield. The optimized values obtained using MATLAB routines are 3.7 hr and 145oC.

Saad Nadeem, Fahim Uddin, Maizatul Shima Shaharun, Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib