Research Article: {5,10,15,20-Tetra­kis[4-(hex­yloxy)phen­yl]porphyrinato}nickel(II)

Date Published: June 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Yu-Fang Wang, Hong-Bin Zhao, Liang Chen, De-Liang Yang, Bang-Ying Wang.


The mol­ecule of the title compound, [Ni(C68H76N4O4)], is located on a crystallographic inversion center. The Ni—N distances within the square-shaped coordination environment are 1.951 (2) and 1.954 (2) Å. Three terminal C atoms in one of the hexyl groups are disordered over two sets of sites, with site-occupancy factors of 0.615 (13) and 0.385 (13).

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For related structures, see: Scheidt (1977 ▶); Maclean et al. (1996 ▶); Jentzen et al. (1996 ▶); Chen et al. (2010 ▶). For potential applications of porphyrins and metalloporphyrins in liquid crystals, prototypical multistate counters and artificial light-harvesting antennas, see: Castella et al. (2002 ▶); Schweikart et al. (2002 ▶); Imahori (2004 ▶). For their applications in dye-sensitised solar cells, see: Barea et al. (2011 ▶); Yella et al. (2011 ▶) and for their applications in enzyme mimics, see: Anderson & Sanders (1995 ▶).