Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Persistence of Paratropic Ring Currents in Nonplanar, Tub-Shaped Geometries of 1,3,5,7-Cyclooctatetraene

By R.W.A. Havenith, P.W. Fowler and L.W. Jenneskens


Surprisingly, the anti-aromatic paratropic ring current of the planar D4h transition state of 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene (COT) survives almost all the way to the equilibrium tub-shaped D2d COT structure (plane-to-plane distance, d = 0.76 A); the current vanishes at ca. 80% of the geometric change and ca. 90% of the energy change from planar to tub geometry

Year: 2006
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.