Cyclooctatetraene dianion - an artifact?

Abstract

Cyclooctatetraene in its dianionic form (COT(2-)) is considered to be partially or fully aromatic due to the fact that, unlike its neutral counterpart, it adopts planar structure with CC bonds equalized. However, some authors report that this dianion is neither planar nor aromatic. Thus, we performed a detailed analysis of the COT(2-) case. The influence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jcc.21730

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