Helpful discussions with Prof. Georg Jansen, Institut für Theoretische Chemie, and Dr. Christoph Wölper, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Duisburg-Essen, are gratefully acknowledged.
Comment on “Synthesis, Characterization, and Structures of a Persistent Aniline Radical Cation”: A New Interpretation Is Necessary†
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 53, Issue 4, pages 934–937, January 20, 2014
How to Cite
Korth, H.-G. (2014), Comment on “Synthesis, Characterization, and Structures of a Persistent Aniline Radical Cation”: A New Interpretation Is Necessary. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53: 934–937. doi: 10.1002/anie.201303991
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 2013
- radical cations;
- structure elucidation
Further scrutiny for the aniline radical cation: The author of this Correspondence claims that the original spectrometric data for 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylaniline (TBA) reported in 2012 do not correspond to a stoichiometrically pure TBA.+SbF6− salt, the quantum-chemical data do not support the reported structural data, and the interpretation of the apparent temperature-dependent structural changes in the solid state is open to interpretations other than the Jahn–Teller effect.