Dimensionality of Aromaticity
Aromaticity has been viewed as multidimensional, because different scales of aromaticity sometimes make different predictions as to the aromaticity of a polycyclic π-system. Our graph theory of aromaticity and ring-current diamagnetism enables us to interpret magnetic scales of aromaticity in terms of aromatic stabilization energy (ASE). We have now no reason to regard any magnetic scale of aromaticity as a scale orthogonal to the energetic ones. Aromaticity is one-dimensional in this sense and should in principle be described in terms of ASE. Other scales of aromaticity, such as geometric ones, must likewise reflect ASE to varying extents, although it is not easy to interpret them analytically in energetic terms.
- Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 81(2), 241-247, 2008-02-15
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