A model for studying polar-π interactions between arenes spaced at van der Waals distances is developed on the basis of peri-diarylbiphenylenes. A set of 1,8-diarylbiphenylenes is synthesized comprising two Hammett series, one with reference to mesityl ring interactions and the other with reference to pentafluorophenyl ring interactions. X-Ray crystal structures of several derivatives are determined. Barriers to rotation of the probe aryl ring are derived from dynamic NMR data and show a trend for the mesityl reference series (ΔG≠vs. σ°). The model is also used as a test for comparison of modern density functional methods, including B3LYP, M06-2X and BMK functionals; dispersive effects are seen to be an important factor in the proper theoretical treatment of arene interactions.
|Titolo:||Through space interactions between parallel offset arenes at the van der Waals distance : 1,8-diarylbiphenylene syntheses, structure and QM computations|
COZZI, FRANCO (Primo)
ANNUNZIATA, RITA MARIA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b800031j|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|