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Title: Crystallographic evidence for global aromaticity in the di-anion and tetra-anion of a cyclophane hydrocarbon

Anionic forms of a macrocyclic cyclophane were crystallized by treating the neutral hydrocarbon with alkali metals (Li, Na and K). The di-anions show decreased bond-length alternation, consistent with global aromaticity, whereas the anti-aromatic tetra-anion has a low-symmetry geometry.

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2003411 1834750
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Chemical Science
Page Range / eLocation ID:
14109 to 14114
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National Science Foundation
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