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Supramolecular Iron(III) Tetramesitylporphyrin Cluster Structure Assembled by Hydrogen Bonding with Sulfuric Acid

Evgeny V. Kudrik,a,b Sergey E. Nefedov,c@1 and Alexander B. Sorokina@2

aInstitut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), 69626 Villeurbanne Cedex, France

bInstitut of Macroheterocyclic Compounds, Ivanovo State University of Chemical Technology, 153000 Ivanovo, Russia

cKurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science, 119991 Moscow, Russia

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DOI: 10.6060/mhc181004s

Macroheterocycles 2019 12(1) 29-34


We present here the first crystalline assembly of a supramolecular structure formed by iron(III) 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-
mesitylporphyrin via hydrogen bonding with charge compensating hydrosulfate residues. Two additional molecules of sulfuric acid provide hydrogen bonding connection of four iron porphyrin units to form a fragment with interporphyrin void where two iron sites are situated at 9.52 Å distance. The insertion of two molecules of sulfuric acid into cavity formed by four Fe(III) porphyrin molecules led to the formation of the cluster structure with dihedral angle of 53.3° between adjacent porphyrin molecules Fe(1A)N4/Fe(2A)N4 and parallel Fe(1A)N4/Fe(1B)N4 and Fe(2A)N4/Fe(2B)N4 planes. Such a supramolecular material, where four iron sites in the porphyrin ligand environment are strongly connected via network of the hydrogen bonds provides a new tool for exploring different applications involving multielectronic processes.




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