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Title: A robust bis-rhodium( i ) complex of π-extended planar, anti-aromatic hexaphyrin[]
β,β′-Phenylene bridged hexaphyrin[] (naphthorosarin), an expanded porphyrin possessing C 3v -symmetry, has been shown to possess unique electronic features. We now report a bimetallic Rh( i )-complex of naphthorosarin retaining 24 π-antiaromatic characteristics. The two Rh( i ) cations reside on opposite sides of the macrocyclic π-system and are separated at a distance consistent with a possible Rh( i )–Rh( i ) metallic bond interaction.
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