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).
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