Antiaromaticity in Bare Deltahedral Silicon Clusters Satisfying Wade's and Hirsch's Rules: An Apparent Correlation of Antiaromaticity with High Symmetry

R. Bruce King, Thomas Heine, Clémence Corminboeuf, Paul V.R. Schleyer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

81 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Entirely unlike the aromatic closo BnHn2- borane dianions, isoelectronic Si62- and Si122- are antiaromatic. Their Oh and Ih symmetries are responsible, as the other deltahedral silicon dianion clusters do not exhibit this behavior. These high symmetries prevent mixing among the degenerate lone pair and skeletal orbitals, leading to paratropic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-431
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Antiaromaticity in Bare Deltahedral Silicon Clusters Satisfying Wade's and Hirsch's Rules: An Apparent Correlation of Antiaromaticity with High Symmetry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this