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.
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 ▶).