Theoretica chimica acta

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 121–129 | Cite as

An alternative approach to the problem of assessing stabilization energies in cyclic conjugated hydrocarbons

  • Philip George
  • Mendel Trachtman
  • Charles W. Bock
  • Alistair M. Brett
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Abstract

Reactions are described that provide an alternative basis for evaluating stabilization energies of cyclic conjugated hydrocarbons. These reactions involve no changes in hybridization of carbon atoms and minimal changes in the nature of the carbon-hydrogen bonds. Such reactions exemplify those structural features that lead to stabilization. Theoretical and experimental molecular indices are introduced as a measure of these stabilizing effects. Calculated values of these indices are compared to experimental results.

Key words

Cyclic conjugated hydrocarbons Hydrocarbons, cyclic conjugated ∼, stabilization energy of ∼ 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip George
    • 1
  • Mendel Trachtman
    • 2
  • Charles W. Bock
    • 3
  • Alistair M. Brett
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania at PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryPhiladelphia College of Textiles and ScienceUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsPhiladelphia College of Textiles and ScienceUSA

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