Aromatic Core-Modified Twisted Heptaphyrins[1.1.1.1.1.1.0]:  Syntheses and Structural Characterization

First examples of aromatic core-modified twisted heptapyrrolic systems with six meso links have been obtained via a general [3 + 4] acid-catalyzed condensation method. Despite the twisted conformation, these heptaphyrins exhibit aromaticity in solution, unlike most of the all-aza analogues.