A Tricyclic Aromatic Isomer of Hexasilabenzene

  title={A Tricyclic Aromatic Isomer of Hexasilabenzene},
  author={Kai Abersfelder and Andrew J. P. White and Henry S. Rzepa and David Scheschkewitz},
  pages={564 - 566}
Aromatic Silicon Benzene has long intrigued chemists on account of the energy stabilization, termed aromaticity, which arises from π-electron delocalization around its ring framework. A persistent question has been how such stabilization would be impacted were the carbons to be replaced by heavier atoms such as silicon. Abersfelder et al. (p. 564) have prepared a benzene analog with Si atoms in place of all six-ring carbons, but a slightly altered bonding framework in which substituents outside… 

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