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

Maintenance work is planned for Monday 16 August 2021 from 07:00 to 23:59 (BST).

Website performance may be temporarily affected and you may not be able to access some PDFs or images. If this does happen, refreshing your web browser should resolve the issue. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


All chapters

Theoretical studies as a tool for understanding the aromatic character of porphyrinoid compounds

The present review gives an overview over different theoretical approaches to study the aromaticity of porphyrins and porphyrin based compounds with the focus on magnetically induced current densities including recent developments and applications in our groups. Observed trends as well as new visualization options for current densities are presented. It is shown that new insights can be obtained for porphyrin based compounds by complementing experimental work with computed current densities. A thorough current density analysis can lead to novel viewpoints and detailed interpretations of experimental findings as compared to many other approaches. Current density studies might also serve as inspiration for future experimental works. Merely a visual inspection of the current density might not be sufficient and should therefore always be accompanied by an integration analysis of the current flow, which yields accurate current-density pathways. Recent attempts to link calculated current strength susceptibilities of antiaromatic porphyrinoids to optical properties and magnetizabilities are discussed.

Publication details


Print publication date
21 Feb 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-004-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-071-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-438-0
From the book series:
SPR - Chemical Modelling