Received 2 July 2013
In the title compound, [Zn(C48H36N4O4)]·2CH2Cl2, the ZnII ion lies on an inversion center and is coordinated in an almost ideal square-planar geometry. The asymmetric unit also contains one dichloromethane solvent molecule. The unique methoxy-substituted benzene rings form dihedral angles of 59.38 (6) and 66.77 (6)° with the mean plane (r.m.s. deviation of fitted atoms = 0.0282 Å) of the atoms in the porphyrin core. The packing is characterized by close contacts between the ZnII ion and two symmetry-related molecules through the O atoms of a methoxyphenyl group [ZnO = 2.694 (2) Å], forming a two-dimensional network parallel to (100).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5631 ).
This research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (CHE-0924153) and a chemistry department grant from the Welch Foundation (AD-0007). X-ray data were collected at the University of North Texas using a Bruker APEXII CCD diffractometer.
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