Title

Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Zintl Clusters

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Chemistry - A European Journal

Publication Date

5-18-2018

Publisher

Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Award Number

NSF, Division of Chemistry 1664379

Funder

NSF, Division of Chemistry

Volume

24

Issue

55

First Page

14583

Last Page

14597

Abstract

Originally, the concepts of aromaticity and antiaromaticity were introduced to explain the stability and reactivity of unsaturated organic compounds. Since then, they have been extended to other species with delocalized electrons including various saturated systems, organometallic compounds, and even inorganic clusters and molecules. In this Minireview, we focus on the most recent progress of using these concepts to guide experimental synthesis and rationalize geometrical and electronic structures of a particular family of polyanions composed of Group 14 and 15 elements, namely Zintl clusters.

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