Metalation of meso-hexakis(pentafluorophenyl)-substituted -hexaphyrin(188.8.131.52.1.1) (1) has been explored with group 12 metal ions Zn(II), Cd(II), and Hg(II). Zn(II) and Cd(II) ions afforded dinuclear gable-shaped complexes 2 and 3 in good yields, while Hg(II) ion provided bis-Hg(II) and mono-Hg(II) planar complexes (4 and 5) via C-H bond cleavage.
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