Molecular structure and electronic state of the dibenzo[a,e]pentalene anion radical

Masaichi Saito, Yoko Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazuya Ishimura, Shigeru Nagase, Mao Minoura

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Undergoing a radical change! The reduction of dibenzo[a,e]pentalene by KC 8 afforded the corresponding anion radical, the structure of which was characterized for the first time by X-ray diffraction analysis. The electronic state of the anion radical is discussed with the aid of theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-483
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • annulenes
  • electronic structure
  • lithium
  • radical ions
  • reduction

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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