The first high-yielding synthesis of a phthalocyanine, through simple solid-state static aging, is reported in the Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202209033) by Sandra Kaabel, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza et al. This greener approach diminishes up to 100-fold the solvent usage of the traditional solution synthesis. Several metal derivatives (Zn2+, Co2+, Cu2+, and Mg2+), as well as electron-deficient derivatives were synthesized. The image shows the crude zinc tetra(tBu)phthalocyanine as obtained. Image: S. Kaabel.