1Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, I.R. IRAN
2Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, I.R. IRAN
Formation of the molecular complexes between meso-tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) and the p-acceptors 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone (DDQ) and tetracyanothylene (TCNE) in chloroform solution was investigated spectrophotometrically. The formation constants of the resulting 1:1 molecular complexes were determined using the Benesi-Hildebrand and Nash methods. The TPP-DDQ proved to be more stable than TPP-TCNE complex. The resulting molecular complexes were isolated in crystalline form and characterized.