Substituent effects on benzyne electronic structures

William T.G. Johnson, Chris Cramer

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The effect of inductive strength and π-conjugating tendency on the structure and energetics of singly substituted benzynes is studied for different substituents. For amino and cyano substituents, all possible isomers are examined. For silyl and ammonio substituents, meta isomers are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001


  • Aryne
  • Biradical
  • Diradical
  • Modeling
  • Resonance
  • Singlet-triplet splitting

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