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Title: Electrostatic Potential for Exploring Electron Delocalization in Infinitenes, Circulenes, and Nanobelts
Authors: Anjalikrishna, P K
Gadre, S R
Suresh, C H
Issue Date: 23-Mar-2023
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Citation: Journal of Organic Chemistry; 88(7):4123–4133
Abstract: The Ī€-conjugation, aromaticity, and stability of the newly synthesized 12-infinitene and of other infinitenes comprising 8-, 10-, 14-, and 16-arene rings are investigated using density functional theory. The Ī€-electron delocalization and aromatic character rooted in infinitenes are quantified in terms of molecular electrostatic potential (MESP) topology. Structurally, the infinitene bears a close resemblance of its helically twisted structure to the infinity symbol. The MESP topology shows that infinitene possesses an infinity-shaped delocalization of the electron density that streams over the fused benzenoid rings. The parameter ∑3𝑖=1Δ𝜆𝑖 , derived from the eigenvalues (Îģi) corresponding to the MESP minima, is used for quantifying the aromatic character of arene rings of infinitene. The structure, stability, and MESP topology features of 8-, 10-, 12-, 14-, and 16-infinitenes are also compared with the corresponding isomeric circulenes and carbon nanobelts. Further, the strain in all such systems is evaluated by considering the respective isomeric planar benzenoid hydrocarbons as reference systems. The 12-infinitene turns out to be the most aromatic and the least strained among all the systems examined.
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