David Wang’s favorite structure is:

bis(octaethylporphyrin)zirconium (IV)


Source: ACS Journal of Inorganic Chemistry


I am currently a high school student intent on pursuing a career in organometallics. One of the main reasons why I love this field is the limitless amount of possibilities – from complex clusters to novel catalysts, there are seemingly no bounds on the structures of the product. In this regard, bis(octaethylporphyrin)zirconium(IV) is exemplary of why I find this subject so intriguing, especially how its outlandish crystal structure can be synthesized
in a relatively standard manner.—David Wang

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