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 - 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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