Research Article: meso-[5,10,15,20-Tetra­kis(4-cyano­phen­yl)porphyrinato]zinc

Date Published: April 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Shuai Dong, Jianzhuang Jiang.


In the title compound, [Zn(C48H24N8)], the coordination environment of the Zn2+ ion (site symmetry ) is octa­hedral, with four indole N atoms forming the equatorial plane and the axial positions being occupied by N atoms from the cyanide groups of neighbouring molecules. In the crystal, adjacent mol­ecules are assembled into a two-dimensional supra­molecular framework parallel to (01) via the coodination bonding. Topology analysis reveals this compound to be a (4,4)-connected network.

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For background to the use of porphyrins and derivatives, see: Jiang & Ng (2009 ▶). For the use of their metal complexes as catalysts, see: Chen et al. (2004 ▶). For Zn—N bond lengths in other Zn(II) porphyrin species, see: Muniappan et al. (2006 ▶). For the synthesis of the ligand, see: Kumar et al. (1998 ▶).




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