The electroreductive potential values of the o-, m- and p-dibromobenzenes (DBBs) follow an unusual pattern in that, unlike the structurally related dichlorobenzene (DCB) derivatives, these three isomers exhibit a strong 'ortho effect' and are accompanied by a large difference in the E1/2 values. Any interference with the mechanism of reduction on the part of the chemical environment can be safely ruled out, given the consistency of the E1/2 values obtained in four different solvents. The use of theoretical indices calculated by the PM3 method enables the experimental behaviour of the DBBs to be rationalised on the basis of the electronic structure of the neutral isolated molecule. Remarkably, PM3 indicates the formation of a sigma-type radical anion in the case of the reduction of the bromobenzene derivatives.

The electroreductive potential values of the o-, m- and p- dibromobenzenes (DBBs) follow an unusual pattern in that, unlike the structurally related dichlorobenzene (DCB) derivatives, these three isomers exhibit a strong 'ortho effect' and are accompanied by a large difference in the E1/2 values. Any interference with the mechanism of reduction on the part of the chemical environment can be safely ruled out, given the consistency of the E1/2 values obtained in four different solvents. The use of theoretical indices calculated by the PM3 method enables the experimental behaviour of the DBBs to be rationalised on the basis of the electronic structure of the neutral isolated molecule. Remarkably, PM3 indicates the formation of a σ-type radical anion in the case of the reduction of the bromobenzene derivatives.

Theoretical study of the electroreduction of halogenated aromatic compounds. Part 3. - O-, m- and p-dibromobenzenes studied by AM1 and PM3 methods / Andreoli, Roberto; Gavioli, Giovanna; Borsari, Marco; Fontanesi, Claudio. - In: JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY. FARADAY TRANSACTIONS. - ISSN 0956-5000. - STAMPA. - 90:21(1994), pp. 3241-3244. [10.1039/FT9949003241]

Theoretical study of the electroreduction of halogenated aromatic compounds. Part 3. - O-, m- and p-dibromobenzenes studied by AM1 and PM3 methods

ANDREOLI, Roberto;GAVIOLI, Giovanna;BORSARI, Marco;FONTANESI, Claudio
1994-01-01

Abstract

The electroreductive potential values of the o-, m- and p- dibromobenzenes (DBBs) follow an unusual pattern in that, unlike the structurally related dichlorobenzene (DCB) derivatives, these three isomers exhibit a strong 'ortho effect' and are accompanied by a large difference in the E1/2 values. Any interference with the mechanism of reduction on the part of the chemical environment can be safely ruled out, given the consistency of the E1/2 values obtained in four different solvents. The use of theoretical indices calculated by the PM3 method enables the experimental behaviour of the DBBs to be rationalised on the basis of the electronic structure of the neutral isolated molecule. Remarkably, PM3 indicates the formation of a σ-type radical anion in the case of the reduction of the bromobenzene derivatives.
1994
90
21
3241
3244
Theoretical study of the electroreduction of halogenated aromatic compounds. Part 3. - O-, m- and p-dibromobenzenes studied by AM1 and PM3 methods / Andreoli, Roberto; Gavioli, Giovanna; Borsari, Marco; Fontanesi, Claudio. - In: JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY. FARADAY TRANSACTIONS. - ISSN 0956-5000. - STAMPA. - 90:21(1994), pp. 3241-3244. [10.1039/FT9949003241]
Andreoli, Roberto; Gavioli, Giovanna; Borsari, Marco; Fontanesi, Claudio
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