Four Zn(ii) ions arranged within a pyridine-modified large phenolate-containing macrocycle Lpy2− encapsulate two chloranilate ions in a double bis-didentate bridging fashion; the ligands are strongly π-π stacked with each other with a short distance of 3.27 A and are electrochemically reduced at the same potential of - 1.00 V to produce a reasonably stable biradical species with T 1/2 = 60 min at 25 °C.
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