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Double-twist Möbius aromaticity in a 4n + 2 electron electrocyclic reaction

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Abstract

One transition state for the 10 electron (4n + 2) electrocyclisation of Z,E,Z-decapentaene is predicted to have the properties of a double-twist Möbius strip, with delocalised bond lengths and the NICS(0) magnetic index typical of aromaticity; a 5,6-di-tBu substituted decapentaene is predicted to react in this mode in preference to the competitive six-electron electrocyclisation.

Graphical abstract: Double-twist Möbius aromaticity in a 4n + 2 electron electrocyclic reaction

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The article was received on 22 Jul 2005, accepted on 09 Sep 2005 and first published on 22 Sep 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B510508K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 5220-5222
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    Double-twist Möbius aromaticity in a 4n + 2 electron electrocyclic reaction

    H. S. Rzepa, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 5220
    DOI: 10.1039/B510508K

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