The first example of an antiaromatic expanded phthalocyanine, classified as a norcorrole of a superphthalocyanine has been prepared and fully characterized. The newly developed phthalonitrile dimerization reaction was a crucial step, which allowed for the bottom-up synthesis of expanded phthalocyanines. Their structure was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The 20 π antiaromaticity of the macrocycles was suggested by optical and theoretical calculations.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry