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Recent developments and future prospects of all-metal aromatic compounds

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Abstract

The usefulness of aromaticity/antiaromaticity concepts to foresee structural stability patterns and salient features of the electronic structure of small inorganic and all-metal rings has been put forward. A critical revision of the advances made in the theoretical methods to assess the aromaticity/antiaromaticity of these compounds has also been made. In particular, the performance of local versus non-local indices has been reviewed. Finally, the passivation of these rings has been put forward as a key issue in order to prevent them from collapsing into larger aggregates and to provide them protection against the environment.

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Submitted
24 Apr 2015
First published
10 Jun 2015

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 6519-6534
Article type
Review Article
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Recent developments and future prospects of all-metal aromatic compounds

J. M. Mercero, A. I. Boldyrev, G. Merino and J. M. Ugalde, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 6519
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00341E

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