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Keywords:

  • azahelicenes;
  • density functional theory;
  • kinetic method;
  • proton affinity

Abstract

The proton affinities (PAs) of 1- and 2-azahelicene were determined using various mass spectrometric techniques and complementary results from density functional theory. With PAs of about 1000 kJ mol−1, the helical backbone of both compounds offer promising perspectives for future research on enantioselective reactions of these helical nitrogen bases. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.