Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m652-m653
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813030468 ]
Abstract: In the title compound, [Ni(C40H28N4S4)]·0.5C6H6, the NiII atom is in a square-planar geometry defined by four pyrrole N atoms. There is considerable buckling in the porphyrin ring with the dihedral angles between the N4 donor set and the pyrrole rings being in the range 16.24 (5)-22.47 (5)°. Each of the six-membered chelate rings is twisted about an Ni-N bond and the dihedral angles between diagonally opposite chelate rings are 21.36 (4) and 23.87 (4)°; each pair of rings is oriented in opposite directions. The methylthienyl rings are twisted out of the plane of the central N4 core with dihedral angles in the range 75.98 (2)-88.70 (5)°. All four methylthienyl groups are disordered over two sets of sites, as is commonly found with such groups, with occupancies of 0.553 (8):0.447 (8), 0.579 (7):0.421 (7), 0.796 (6):0.204 (6) and 0.956 (7):0.044 (7). The benzene solvent molecule was found to be present in half-occupancy.
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