Connectivity Effects in Isomeric Naphthalenedinitrenes
journal contributionposted on 10.01.2001, 00:00 authored by Paul R. Serwinski, Richard Walton, Jon A. Sanborn, Paul M. Lahti, Tomonori Enyo, Daisuke Miura, Hideo Tomioka, Athanassios Nicolaides
UV−vis, FTIR, and ESR spectroscopic studies were carried out on samples of 1,4- and 1,5-naphthalenediazide that were photolyzed at cryogenic temperatures in argon and frozen solvent matrices. Mononitrenes and diiminediyl systems are produced. Spectral and computational results are consistent with quinonoidal singlet ground-state structures for the diiminediyls, rather than aromatic dinitrene structures.