Abstract / Description of output
The gas-phase structures of 1,2,3-trifluorobenzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene, 2,6-difluoropyridine, and 2,6-dichloropyridine have been determined using electron diffraction and computational methods. The accuracy afforded by modern experimental methods has allowed subtle trends to be identified in the geometrical parameters of the rings. Comparisons have also been made between experimental and theoretical structures. Although the effects of multiple fluorine substituents on a benzene ring are shown to be more or less additive, distortions caused by replacement of a ring carbon atom by nitrogen and by halogen substituents are not.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- MOLECULAR-ORBITAL METHODS
- VALENCE BASIS-SETS
- LIQUID-CRYSTAL NMR
- 2ND-ROW ELEMENTS