Confusion of Möbius aromaticity: Disruption of annulenic pathway in singly N-confused [28]hexaphyrin and its mono-Pd(ii) complex

Sabapathi Gokulnath, Motoki Toganoh, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Shigeki Mori, Hidemitsu Uno, Hiroyuki Furuta

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Singly N-confused [26] and [28]hexaphyrins (4, 5) with planar and twisted structures, respectively, were prepared via the acid catalyzed [3 + 3] condensation of N-confused and regular tripyrrane precursors. Hückel aromaticity is observed for [26]hexaphyrin, while the [28]hexaphyrin and its mono-Pd(ii) complex exhibit "nonaromaticity" in spite of their Möbius-type structures, judging from the spectroscopic features and theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6283-6290
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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