Aromaticity and antiaromaticity of LixAl4 clusters: Ring current patterns versus electron counting
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Aromaticity and antiaromaticity of LixAl4 clusters: Ring current patterns versus electron counting. In: ESF Exploratory Workshop on New Perspectives on Aromaticity, EXETER, ENGLAND, JUL 05-09, 2003. Published in: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 6 (2). pp. 285-288.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b311559n
Maps of magnetic-field induced current density are computed for a series of lithium-aluminium clusters based on the planar Al-4 cycle: formal 2pi systems LiAl4- (C-4v), Li2Al(4) (D-4h, C-s), and formal 4pi systems Li3Al(4)(-) (C-s), and Li4Al4 (C-2h). All four species sustain a diatropic a ring current in the Al-4 cycle. In the 2pi systems, although the 4n + 2pi electron count suggests aromaticity and hence diatropicity, the pi orbital is magnetically inactive, as in the Al-4(2-) dianion. However, in the 4pi formally antiaromatic systems, the pi-like HOMO supports an additional paratropic current. Considerations of orbital symmetry and energy, but not electron counting alone, rationalise both computed currents. All calculations were carried out at the coupled Hartree-Fock level in a 6-31G** basis using the CTOCD-DZ (continuous transformation of origin of current density - diamagnetic zero), or ipsocentric, formulation of magnetic response, where current density at any point is obtained with that point itself chosen as the origin of vector potential.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Date:||21 January 2004|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 285-288|
|Title of Event:||ESF Exploratory Workshop on New Perspectives on Aromaticity|
|Location of Event:||EXETER, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 05-09, 2003|
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