Benzene and Beyond: Pursuing the Core of Aromaticity.

  title={Benzene and Beyond: Pursuing the Core of Aromaticity.},
  author={Stephen J. Weininger},
  journal={Annals of science},
  volume={72 2},
Kekulé first suggested a hexagonal structure for benzene in 1865. For over a half-century after, chemists struggled to reconcile proposed structures for benzene and other aromatic compounds with their resistance to chemical transformation and tendency to maintain the type during reaction. The combined structural and reactivity features of these compounds… CONTINUE READING