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“Tschitschibabin type biradicals”: benzenoid or quinoid?

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Abstract

Our findings provide a better understanding of the discrepancies related to the discussion in the literature on the ground state of Tschitschibabin's hydrocarbon. A series of phenylene bridged bisnitroxide molecules were designed and studied for the comparison. The simple theoretical and experimental methodologies have been developed and utilized to understand the singlet biradicaloids which exist in semi-quinoid form and exhibits characteristics of biradicaloid and quinoid form simultaneously.

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The article was received on 07 Aug 2014, accepted on 10 Nov 2014 and first published on 11 Nov 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP03522D
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 983-991

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    “Tschitschibabin type biradicals”: benzenoid or quinoid?

    P. Ravat and M. Baumgarten, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 983
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP03522D

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