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Anionic indabenzene: synthesis and characterization

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An anionic indabenzene was synthesized via the transmetallation of an aluminacyclohexadiene with bulky silyl substituents, and fully characterized using multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The observed structural features are consistent with the formal criteria of aromaticity. Additionally, the results of DFT calculations suggested contributions from an ambiphilic resonance structure, similar to the corresponding aluminum and gallium derivatives.

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The article was received on 01 Nov 2017, accepted on 22 Nov 2017 and first published on 22 Nov 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08397A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 13260-13263
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    Anionic indabenzene: synthesis and characterization

    T. Nakamura, K. Suzuki and M. Yamashita, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 13260
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08397A

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