Is a CC quadruple bond possible?

Paul von Ragué Schleyer, Przemyslaw Maslak, Jayaraman Chandrasekhar, Roger S. Grev

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Ab initio computations predict a minimum for a carbon-carbon quadruple bond in C2). While the computed CC separation, 1.128 Å, fits Pauling's bond order-bond length relationship well, this result is an artifact of the restricted Hartree Fock theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6387-6390
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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    von Ragué Schleyer, P., Maslak, P., Chandrasekhar, J., & Grev, R. S. (1993). Is a CC quadruple bond possible? Tetrahedron Letters, 34(40), 6387-6390.