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Hückel and Möbius aromaticity and trimerous transition state behaviour in the pericyclic reactions of [10], [14], [16] and [18]annulenes

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Abstract

The pericyclic reactions of a series of [n]annulenes (n = 10, 14, 16, 18) reveal unusual differences in their behaviour related to their aromaticity. For n = 10, 14, synchronous pericyclic bond formation (trimerous behaviour) is possible, whereas the synchronicity is not apparent for n = 18. The formally anti-aromatic system n = 16 exhibits valence bond isomerism, asynchronous pericyclisation and a novel conformation which appears to be an example of a Heilbronner Möbius aromatic, as indicated by nucleus independent chemical shift calculations.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2000, accepted on 13 Apr 2000 and first published on 01 Jun 2000


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B002082F
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 2000,0, 1415-1417
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    Hückel and Möbius aromaticity and trimerous transition state behaviour in the pericyclic reactions of [10], [14], [16] and [18]annulenes

    S. Martín-Santamaría, B. Lavan and H. S. Rzepa, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 2000, 0, 1415
    DOI: 10.1039/B002082F

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