Université de Fribourg

Magnetic criteria of aromaticity in a benzene cation and anion: how does the Jahn–Teller effect influence the aromaticity?

Andjelković, Ljubica ; Perić, Marko ; Zlatar, Matija ; Grubišić, Sonja ; Gruden-Pavlović, Maja

In: Tetrahedron Letters, 2011, vol. 53, no. 7, p. 794-799

The aromatic/antiaromatic behavior of the Jahn–Teller (JT) active benzene cation and anion has been investigated using Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of Nuclear Independent Chemical Shifts (NICS) and magnetic susceptibility. NICS parameters have been scanned along the Intrinsic Distortion Path (IDP) for the benzene cation showing antiaromaticity which decreases with increasing...

Université de Fribourg

Density functional theory study of the Jahn-Teller effect in cobaltocene

Zlatar, Matija ; Schläpfer, Carl-Wilhelm ; Fowe, Emmanuel Penka ; Daul, Claude A.

In: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2009, vol. 81, no. 8, p. 1397-1411

A detailed discussion of the potential energy surface of bis(cyclopentadienyl)cobalt(II), cobaltocene, is given. Vibronic coupling coefficients are calculated using density functional theory (DFT). Results are in good agreement with experimental findings. On the basis of our calculation there is no second-order Jahn–Teller (JT) effect as predicted by group theory. The JT distortion can be...