Quartet states of non-kekulé molecules 1,3,5-trimethylenebenzene and 1,3,5-triaminobenzene trication

Kazunari Yoshizawa, Masashi Hatanaka, Akihiro Ito, Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Tokio Yamabe

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Abstract

The electronic structures of non-Kekulé isoelectronic molecules 1,3,5-trimethylenebenzene (TMB) and 1,3,5-triaminobenzene trication (TAB3+ are discussed by means of the ab initio molecular orbital (MO) method in the unrestricted Hartree-Fock scheme. In TMB the quartet state with planar D3h geometry is predicted to lie 26 kcal/mol below the lowest doublet state with a planar C2v geometry in which one of the methylene groups has a longer CC bridge bond connecting the phenyl ring. Moreover, in TAB3+ the quartet state with planar D3h geometry also lies 17 kcal/mol below the lowest doublet state with an orthogonal geometry where one of the amino groups is twisted out of the molecular plane. These quartet ground states result from the nearly threefold-degenerate orbitals consisting of the nonbonding MOs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-488
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume202
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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