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  1. Monitoring spin transport reveals anomalous hydrodynamic behavior in quantum magnetic chains. 
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    The chemical stability and the low‐lying singlet and triplet excited states of BN‐n‐acenes (n = 1–7) were studied using single reference and multireference methodologies. From the calculations, descriptors such as the singlet‐triplet splitting, the natural orbital (NO) occupations and aromaticity indexes are used to provide structural and energetic analysis. The boron and nitrogen atoms form an isoelectronic pair of two carbon atoms, which was used for the complete substitution of these units in the acene series. The structural analysis confirms the effects originated from the insertion of a uniform pattern of electronegativity difference within the molecular systems. The covalent bonds tend to be strongly polarized which does not happen in the case of a carbon‐only framework. This effect leads to a charge transfer between neighbor atoms resulting in a more strengthened structure, keeping the aromaticity roughly constant along the chain. The singlet‐triplet splitting also agrees with this stability trend, maintaining a consistent gap value for all molecules. The BN‐n‐acenes molecules possess a ground state with monoconfigurational character indicating their electronic stability. The low‐lying singlet excited states have charge transfer character, which proceeds from nitrogen to boron.

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  4. Abstract

    The bond strength and nature of a set of 32 Togni‐like reagents have been investigated at the M062X/def2‐TZVP(D) level of theory in acetonitrile described with the SMD continuum solvent model, to rationalize the main factors responsible for their thermodynamic stability in different conformations, and trifluoromethylation capabilities. For the assessment of bond strength, we utilized local stretching force constants and associated bond strength orders, complemented with local features of the electron density to access the nature of the bonds. Bond dissociation energies varied from 31.6 to 79.9 kcal/mol depending on the polarizing power of the ligand trans to CF3. Based on the analysis of the Laplacian of the density, we propose that the charge‐shift bond character plays an important role in the stability of the molecules studied, especially for those containing I−O bonds. New insights on the trans influence and on possible ways to fine‐tune the stability of these reagents are provided.

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