The whole mol-ecule of the title porphyrin, C46H32N6O4·2C6H5NO2, which crystallized as a nitro-benzene disolvate, is generated by inversion symmetry. The porphyrin macrocycle is almost planar, the maximum deviation from the mean plane of the non-hydrogen atoms is 0.097 (2) Å. The aryl rings at the meso positions are inclined to this mean plane by 74.84 (6)° for the nitro-phenyl rings and 73.37 (7)° for the tolyl rings. In the crystal, the porphyrin mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along . The solvent mol-ecules are also linked by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along . Inter-digitation of the p-tolyl groups along the c axis creates rectangular channels in which the solvent mol-ecules are located.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications|
|Issue number||Pt 1|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2018|