Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance work on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT).

During this time our website performance may be temporarily affected. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


Issue 7, 2000
Previous Article Next Article

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

Author affiliations

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.

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

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
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 2000, 1415-1417

  •   Request permissions

    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, 1415
    DOI: 10.1039/B002082F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements