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Title: Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Zintl Clusters

Originally, the concepts of aromaticity and antiaromaticity were introduced to explain the stability and reactivity of unsaturated organic compounds. Since then, they have been extended to other species with delocalized electrons including various saturated systems, organometallic compounds, and even inorganic clusters and molecules. In this study, we focus on the most recent progress of using these concepts to guide experimental synthesis and rationalize geometrical and electronic structures of a particular family of polyanions composed of Group 14 and 15 elements, namely Zintl clusters.
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  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun (China); State Key Lab. of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun (China)
  2. Nankai Univ., Tianjin (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin (China); Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
  5. Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Chemistry - A European Journal; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
ChemPubSoc Europe
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; aromaticity; antiaromaticity; Zintl ion; chemical bonding
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