Analysis of isomerization in compounds displaying restricted rotation of aryl groups

John Devens Gust, Kurt Mislow

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A general and systematic approach to the topological analysis of isomerism and isomerization has been developed for compounds belonging to the triaryl systems Ar3ZX (e.g., Ar3CH, Ar3P) and Ar3Z (e.g., Ar3B), and also for the diaryl systems Ar2ZXY (e.g., Ar2CHCl, Ar2PH), Ar2ZX2 (e.g., Ar2CH2, Ar2O), and Ar2ZX (e.g., Ar2CO, Ar2O), where X and Y represent ligands or pseudo-ligands. The results may be displayed in the form of graphs, as illustrated by application to several examples from the literature. This method of analysis is broadly applicable to a large variety of molecular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1547
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1973


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