The infrared absorption and 514.5 nm excited Raman spectra were measured for the metallo-tetra-(tert-butyl)-tetraazaporphyrin (MT(tBu)TAP, M=Cu, Co, Ni, Zn). The ground-state structures and vibrational spectra of MT(tBu)TAPs have been calculated at the B3LYP level of theory. The observed Raman and IR bands have been assigned based on the calculation results and by comparing with the normal metalloporphyrins. The relationship between the Raman/IR frequencies and the structures of TAP ring was investigated. The results show that the frequencies of Cβ
′ stretch (Ag
), asymmetric Cα
), and symmetric Cα
) modes increase linearly with the decrease of the core-sizes of TAP ring.Among the three modes, the later two are more sensitive to the core-size change.