Synthesis and characterization of two amphiphilic tetraphenylporphinatoiron complexes having a glycerophosphocholine or an alkyl phosphoserine group are described. These porphinatoiron(II) complexes with 1-dodecyl-2-methyl-imidazole (L2MIm) were efficiently embedded in the bilayer of a phospholipid vesicle due to their high compatibility with lipids, similar to the heme substituted with four alkyl amphiphilic chains (lipid-heme). Oxygen transporting ability of the phospholipid vesicles embedded with hemes were similar to that of hemoglobin (Hb) in red blood cells.
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- Inorganic Chemistry