Benzene ring trimer interactions modulate supramolecular structures

Tatsuki Morimoto, Hidemitsu Uno, Hiroyuki Furuta

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Ring a ring of benzenes: An unsubstituted N-confused metalloporphyrin forms both C3- and C1-symmetric trimers in solution, whereas its monophenyl-substituted analogue forms exclusively C3-symmetric trimers (see picture) owing to significant stabilizing noncovalent interactions between the three phenyl groups, as evaluated both experimentally and theoretically. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3672-3675
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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