Experimental data for the reactions of porphyrins with metal salts in various media are analyzed; possible mechanisms of the reactions are discussed. The experimental findings as well as quantum chemical calculations suggest that the most probable reaction mechanism should involve the formation of a SAT complex and a substantial deformation of the macrocycle.
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