Response to “the seven-membered ring in bis-azuleno-naphthalene is non-aromatic”

Keiji Uehara, Peifeng Mei, Tomohisa Murayama, Fumito Tani, Hironobu Hayashi, Mitsuharu Suzuki, Naoki Aratani, Hiroko Yamada

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The magnetic properties of the compound (Az2) we have reported earlier were investigated by using NICSπ,zz and NICS-XY scans by Stanger. His conclusions are that the seven-membered ring in Az2 is not antiaromatic but non-aromatic, thus the small paratropic values are the result of three diatropic moieties that surround this ring. Based on the same data, we discuss the ring current at the new seven-membered ring carefully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-861
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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