Judy I-Chia Wu

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The synthesis and X-ray characterization of two new dialkynylated diazatetracenes and the corresponding N, N-dihydrodiazatetracenes are reported. The dialkynylated heteroacenes are packed in a brick-wall motif that enforces significant overlap of their pi-faces. Cyclic voltammetry indicates that the dehydrogenated forms are easily reduced to their radical(More)
Despite having 4n pi electrons, dihydrodiazapentacenes are more viable than their 4n+2 pi azapentacene counterparts. Ab inito valence bond block-localized wave function (BLW) computations reveal that despite having 4n pi electrons, dihydrodiazapentacenes are stabilized and benefit substantially from four dihydropyrazine ethenamine (enamine) conjugations.(More)
Aromaticity, a highly stabilizing feature of molecules with delocalized electrons in closed circuits, is generally restricted to 'Hückel' systems with 4n+2 mobile electrons. Although the Möbius concept extends the principle of aromaticity to 4n mobile electron species, the rare known examples have complex, twisted topologies whose extension is unlikely.(More)
Like the larger nonplanar Möbius rings, porphyrinoid aromaticity is not due primarily to the macrocyclic π conjugation of the corresponding annulene perimeters. The block-localized wave function (BLW)-derived aromatic stabilization energies (ASE) of several porphyrinoids reveal that, on a per atom basis, the appended 6π electron heterocycles of(More)
Computed aromatic stabilization energies (ASEs) and dissected nucleus independent chemical shifts (NICSπzz) quantify the effect of hyperconjugation on the (anti)aromaticities of the planar conformations of three, five, seven, and nine membered (CnHn)CR2 (R = H, SiH3, F) rings. CH2 and especially C(SiH3)2 groups supply two "pseudo" π electrons(More)
The reactivity and regioselectivity of the electrophilic chlorination, nitration, and alkylation of benzene derivatives were rationalized by comparing literature data for the partial rate factors (ln f) for these S(E)Ar processes with theoretical reactivity parameters. The Electrophile Affinity (Ealpha), a new quantity, is introduced to characterize(More)
The geometries of a series of [n](2,7)pyrenophanes (n = 6-12) were optimized at the B3LYP/6-311G** DFT level. The X-ray crystal structures determined for the [9](2,7)- and [10](2,7)pyrenophanes agreed excellently with the computed structures. The degree of nonplanarity of the pyrene moiety depends on the number of CH2 groups in the aliphatic bridge and, as(More)
  • Judy I Wu, James E Jackson, Paul von Ragué Schleyer
  • 2014
Computed association energies and dissected nucleus-independent chemical shifts (NICS) document the mutual enhancement (or reduction) of intermolecular interactions and the aromaticity of H-bonded substrates. H-bonding interactions that increase cyclic 4n + 2 π-electron delocalization boost aromaticity. Conversely, such interactions are weakened when(More)
A theoretical study of the geometries, energies, dissociation pathways, and aromaticity of the isomeric sulfur-nitrogen S(2)N(3)(+) rings reveals that the experimentally known 1,2-isomer is only stable kinetically. A rather high barrier inhibits its dissociation into the slightly lower energy N(2) and NSS(+) fragments via a stepwise mechanism. A second(More)
Quantitative evaluations of the aromaticity (antiaromaticity) of neutral exocyclic substituted cyclopropenes (HC)(2)C=X (X = BH to InH (group 13), CH(2) to SnH(2) (group 14), NH to SbH (group 15), O to Te (group 16)) by their computed extra cyclic resonance energies (ECRE, via the block-localized wave function method) and by their aromatic stabilization(More)