## Abstract

The gas-phase molecular structures of 1,3λ^{4}δ^{2},2,4-benzodithiadiazine and 5,6,7,8-tetrafluoro-1,3λ^{4}δ ^{2},2,4-benzodithiadiazine have been investigated by ab initio calculations and electron diffraction using the SARACEN method of structural analysis. Important structural parameters (r_{h1} structure) for the parent compound were found to be: < r(S=N) > 1.546(3), r(S-N) 1.697(5), r(C-S) 1.784(5), and r(C-N) 1.393(6) Å. For the tetrafluoro derivative, these are (r_{h1} structure): < r(S=N) > 1.552(3), r(S-N) 1.723(8), r(C-S) 1.812(9), and r(C-N) 1.396(7) Å. Furthermore, the GED experiment (Gas Electron Diffraction) quite convincingly demonstrates the nonplanarity of the former and the planarity of the latter in agreement with DFT calculations; but the results contradict calculations at the MP2 level. The effect of the fluorine atoms on the conformations of the molecules is discussed.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3592-3602 |

Number of pages | 11 |

Journal | Chemistry - A European Journal |

Volume | 7 |

Issue number | 16 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 17 Aug 2001 |

## Keywords

- Ab initio calculations
- Electron diffraction
- Heterocycles

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