Acta Crystallographica Section C

Crystal Structure Communications

Volume 68, Part 1 (January 2012)


metal-organic compounds



fn3092 scheme

Acta Cryst. (2012). C68, m24-m28    [ doi:10.1107/S0108270111054102 ]

Influence of chloro­form on crystalline products yielded in reactions of 5,10,15,20-tetra­phenyl­porphyrin with HCl and copper(II) salts

L. Aparici Plaza and J. Chojnacki

Abstract: Chloro­form was found to occupy the lattice of the protonated porphyrin and to promote crystallization of a different poly­morphic form of a metalloporphyrin. The structure of 5,10,15,20-tetra­phenyl­porphyrin-21,23-diium dichloride chloro­form octa­solvate, C44H32N42+·2Cl-·8CHCl3, (I), in the solid state is described and compared with related solvates. The porphyrin macrocycle displays a distorted saddle shape, with chloride anions above and below the ring. Seven chloro­form mol­ecules are bound via C-H...Cl hydrogen bonds, while the link with the eighth solvent mol­ecule is weaker. A new monoclinic polymorph of (5,10,15,20-tetra­phenyl­porphyrinato)copper(II), [Cu(C44H28N4)], (II), crystallized from chloro­form, is also presented.

Formula: C44H32N42+·2Cl-·8CHCl3 and [Cu(C44H28N4)]


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