Porphyrin Bootcamp – Tetraphenyl porphyrin (TPP) Synthesis

Dr Francesca Bryden at the University of Hull shares a short video showing the synthesis of TPP, a common precursor for more elaborate porphyrins, using the DrySyn heating block system.

Dr Bryden says that “the DrySyn is a safer system, although we also like them for reduced mess and increased heating efficiency (it’s so hard to get the propionic to reflux without one!).”

Dr Francesca Bryden
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Biological Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hull.