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Title: Diradical character of some fluoranthenes
Authors: Markovic, Svetlana
Đurđević Nikolić, Jelena
Jeremic M.
Gutman I.
Journal: Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2010
Abstract: It is shown that some Kekuléan fluoranthenes are diradicals and that their ground state is a triplet. In the energetically less favorable singlet state, these hydrocarbons also exhibit pronounced diradical character. The diradical character y of the compounds under investigation was estimated using the unrestricted symmetry-broken (yPUHF) and complete active space (yNOON) methods. It was found that the yPUHF values better reproduce the diradical character of the investigated hydrocarbons. It was shown that singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) and SOMO-1 of a diradical structure occupy different parts of space with a small shared region, resulting in a spin density distribution over the entire molecule. The spatial diradical distribution in the singlet diradical structures was examined by inspecting the HOMOs and LUMOs for α and β spin electrons. It was shown that the α-HOMO and the β-LUMO (as well as the β-HOMO and the α-LUMO) occupy practically the same part of space. In this way, there are no unpaired electrons in a singlet diradical structure, yet two of them occupy different parts of space, thus allowing the π-electrons to delocalize. 2010 Copyright (CC) SCS.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.2298/JSC100419080M
ISSN: 03525139
SCOPUS: 77958595539
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac
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