An alternative description of aromaticity in metallabenzenes

Kleyra L. Dávila, Ricardo R. Contreras, Bernardo Fontal, F. Javier Torres, Luis Rincón

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Experimental and theoretical studies of metallabenzenes have revealed important differences in their aromatic properties when compared with their organic analogs. In this work, an alternative explanation for this unconventional behavior is presented based on the idea that metallabenzenes can be conceived as an intermediate structure between the benzene and the benzenium ion; an idea derived from a critical analysis of the isolobal analogies in metallabenzenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Mexican Chemical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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