Naphthalene and Related Systems peri-Substituted by Group 15 and 16 Elements

Petr Kilian, Fergus R. Knight, J. Derek Woollins

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Abstract

Synthetic and bonding aspects of heavier Group 15 (P, As, Sb, Bi) and 16 (S, Se, Te) peri-substituted naphthalenes, are discussed in this review. An important and unifying feature of the chemistry of these systems is the lively discussion about the nature of the interaction between peri-atoms. Are atoms bonded when they are closer than the sum of their van der Waals radii? Is there any (weak) bonding, or just a strained repulsive interaction? Positioning atoms of Group 15 and 16 at the naphthalene 1,8-positions provides leading systems with which to study these bonding issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2302-2328
Number of pages27
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • bond theory
  • chalcogens
  • peri-substitution
  • pnictogens
  • synthesis
  • X-RAY-STRUCTURE
  • NMR CHEMICAL-SHIFTS
  • DONOR-ACCEPTOR COMPLEXES
  • 2 SULFUR-ATOMS
  • CENTER-DOT-P
  • BRIDGED NAPHTHALENES
  • INTRAMOLECULAR COORDINATION
  • MOLECULAR-STRUCTURES
  • PHOSPHONIUM SALTS
  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE

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