Planar [6]radialenes: Structure, synthesis, and aromaticity of benzotriselenophene and benzotrithiophene

Asit Patra, Yair H. Wijsboom, Linda J.W. Shimon, Michael Bendikov

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(Figure Presented) Planar, but non-aromatic: The title [6]radialenes, which contain thiophene and selenophene units (see the ORTEP diagrams), can be prepared in a straightforward manner. X-ray crystal structures and the results of theoretical studies show that the central six-membered ring of these compounds, although planar and composed entirely of sp 2-hybridized carbon atoms, is completely non-aromatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8814-8818
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2007


  • Aromaticity
  • Radialenes
  • Selenium
  • Structural properties
  • Sulfur heterocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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