The transition metal complexes of the non-innocent, electron-rich corrole macrocycle are discussed. A detailed summary of the investigations to determine the physical oxidation states of formally iron(IV) and cobalt(IV) corroles as well as formally copper(III) corroles is presented. Electronic structures and reactivity of other metallocorroles are also discussed, and comparisons between corrole and porphyrin complexes are made where data are available. The growing assortment of second-row corrole complexes is discussed and compared to first-row analogs, and work describing the synthesis and characterization of third-row corroles is summarized. Emphasis is placed on the role of spectroscopic and computational studies in elucidating oxidation states and electronic configurations. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Palmer, J. H. (2012). Transition metal corrole coordination chemistry: A review focusing on electronic structural studies. Structure and Bonding. https://doi.org/10.1007/430_2011_52