Treatment of nonaromatic N-fused pentaphyrin with trichloromethylsilane in the presence of a base afforded doubly N-fused pentaphyrin and its silicon complex. Addition of fluoride ion to the silicon complex led to the formation of its fluorosilicate as an unprecedented monoanionic six-coordinated SiIVcomplex of porphyrinoid. Treatment of the fluorosilicate with acid led to the recovery of the silicon complex. The doubly N-fused pentaphyrin, the silicon complex, and the fluorosilicate were all characterized as distinct Möbius aromatic molecules by spectroscopic measurements and X-ray crystallographic analyses. Importantly, the second N-fusion reaction, Si-incorporation and fluoride addition to the Si-atom enhanced the aromaticity of doubly N-fused pentaphyrins in this order. Tamao–Fleming oxidation of the silicon complex gave β-keto doubly N-fused pentaphyrin and triply fused pentaphyrin, which were nonaromatic and Hückel anti-aromatic, respectively.
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- Organic Chemistry