Linear, planar, and tubular molecular structures constructed by double planar tetracoordinate carbon D2h C2(BeH)4 species via hydrogen-bridged -BeH2Be- bonds

This computational study identifies the rhombic D2hC2 (BeH)4 (2a) to be a species featuring double planar tetracoordinate carbons (ptCs). Aromaticity and the peripheral BeBeBeBe bonding around CC core contribute to the stabilization of the ptC structure. Although the ptC structure is not a global minimum, its high kinetic stability and its distinct feature… CONTINUE READING