The ground state conformations and transition states for conformer interconversion in the two isomers of the of furan (1 and 2) and thiophene (3 and 4) were identified through a theoretical approach based on ab-initio molecular orbital calculations. Two minima and two transition states were found in the potential energy profiles for all the molecules, but the behaviour of 2-methylsulphinyl furan (1) differs somewhat from that of the other compounds. The minima correspond to the two orientations of the S-O bond with respect to the heterocyclic heteroatom X (X = O or S), labelled X,O-cis an X,O-trans. The conformer having the S-O bond oriented s-cis with respect to the internal double bond with higher pi density (X,O-cis for the 3-methylsulphinyl derivatives and X,O-trans for the 2-methylsulphinyl derivatives) has a twist angle phi (between the S-O bond and the heterocyclic ring) of a few degrees. Larger distortions are present in the conformers with opposite orientation of the S-O bond, and the twist angle has the highest value (phi = 62.8-degrees) in compound 1. The transition states correspond to the methyl group being nearly coplanar with the heterocyclic ring and this situation seems to be due mostly to a loss of pi electron delocalization. More complex is the transition state situation for compound 1, since a barrier in the potential energy for internal rotation is imposed also by the repulsion between the heterocyclic and sulphinyl oxygen atoms. The conformer populations were estimated from the potential energy

CONFORMATIONAL PREFERENCE OF THE METHYLSULFINYL GROUP BONDED TO THE FURAN AND THIOPHENE RINGS - A THEORETICAL APPROACH / Benassi, Rois; Folli, Ugo; Mucci, Adele; Schenetti, Luisa; Taddei, Ferdinando. - In: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. THEOCHEM. - ISSN 0166-1280. - STAMPA. - 228:(1991), pp. 71-85.

CONFORMATIONAL PREFERENCE OF THE METHYLSULFINYL GROUP BONDED TO THE FURAN AND THIOPHENE RINGS - A THEORETICAL APPROACH

BENASSI, Rois;FOLLI, Ugo;MUCCI, Adele;SCHENETTI, Luisa;TADDEI, Ferdinando
1991

Abstract

The ground state conformations and transition states for conformer interconversion in the two isomers of the of furan (1 and 2) and thiophene (3 and 4) were identified through a theoretical approach based on ab-initio molecular orbital calculations. Two minima and two transition states were found in the potential energy profiles for all the molecules, but the behaviour of 2-methylsulphinyl furan (1) differs somewhat from that of the other compounds. The minima correspond to the two orientations of the S-O bond with respect to the heterocyclic heteroatom X (X = O or S), labelled X,O-cis an X,O-trans. The conformer having the S-O bond oriented s-cis with respect to the internal double bond with higher pi density (X,O-cis for the 3-methylsulphinyl derivatives and X,O-trans for the 2-methylsulphinyl derivatives) has a twist angle phi (between the S-O bond and the heterocyclic ring) of a few degrees. Larger distortions are present in the conformers with opposite orientation of the S-O bond, and the twist angle has the highest value (phi = 62.8-degrees) in compound 1. The transition states correspond to the methyl group being nearly coplanar with the heterocyclic ring and this situation seems to be due mostly to a loss of pi electron delocalization. More complex is the transition state situation for compound 1, since a barrier in the potential energy for internal rotation is imposed also by the repulsion between the heterocyclic and sulphinyl oxygen atoms. The conformer populations were estimated from the potential energy
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CONFORMATIONAL PREFERENCE OF THE METHYLSULFINYL GROUP BONDED TO THE FURAN AND THIOPHENE RINGS - A THEORETICAL APPROACH / Benassi, Rois; Folli, Ugo; Mucci, Adele; Schenetti, Luisa; Taddei, Ferdinando. - In: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. THEOCHEM. - ISSN 0166-1280. - STAMPA. - 228:(1991), pp. 71-85.
Benassi, Rois; Folli, Ugo; Mucci, Adele; Schenetti, Luisa; Taddei, Ferdinando
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