Computational Predictions of the Beryllium Analogue of Borole, Cp+, and the Fluorenyl Cation: Highly Stabilized, non-Lewis Acidic Antiaromatic Ring Systems Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A computational study of a set of synthetically unknown beryllium-containing rings, anionic analogues of antiaromatic boroles, has been carried out to investigate their structure, stability, and potential reactivity. The results indicate that these compounds should be electronically viable (as assessed from HOMO-LUMO and singlet-triplet gaps) and therefore potential targets for synthesis. In strong contrast with boroles, these beryllium species are predicted to be not Lewis acidic but rather Lewis basic, with reactivity centered on the endocyclic Be-C bond.

publication date

  • 2015