Antiaromaticity of boroles

Aromaticity and antiaromaticity is one of the most fundamental concepts of chemistry but the nature of antiaromaticity remains elusive because of the lack of stable species.

A research team from Japan has provided an explanation for why heteroarene-fused boroles are higher in antiaromaticity and benzene-fused boroles are lower in antiaromaticity than the parent borole, providing a crucial design principle for more fascinating antiaromatic π-conjugated molecular systems.


Link to journal article
Heteroarene-fused Boroles: What Governs the Antiaromaticity and Lewis Acidity of the Borole Skeleton?

A Iida, A Sekioka and S Yamaguchi
Chem. Sci.,
2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2sc20100c

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