Title

N-Substituted Azonines

Date of Award

1972

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor(s)

A. G. Anastassiou

Keywords

Aromaticity, Monocyclic planar molecule, Delocalization energy

Subject Categories

Chemistry

Abstract

Huckel's "4n+2" theory of aromaticity has long been regarded as an important milestone in organic chemistry. His well known "4n+2" rule states that a moncyclic planar molecule containing 4n+2 -pi electrons, where n is zero of an integer, will have all of its bonding molecular orbitals occupied and all of its anti-bonding molecular orbitals vacant. Further, this stable arrangement in predicted to possess a higher delocalization energy than its iso-pi-electronic acyclic counterpart. A number of systems theoretically capable of satisfying these demands have been studied in recent years.

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