Relative Bond Strengths in Tetrahedrane, Prismane, and Some of Their Aza Analogs Academic Article uri icon


  • Ab initio molecular orbital calculations at the 3-21G level have been employed to explore structures, bond order, and bond deviation indices for a series of aza- and diazatetrahedranes and aza-, diaza-, triaza-, and tetraazaprismanes as well as their hydrocarbon analogs. The introduction of nitrogens has the effect of strengthening C-C and some of the N-C bonds, while the presence of N-N bonds introduces a decrease in relative thermodynamic stability in the aza-prismane series. 1989 VCH Publishers, Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Politzer, P., & Seminario, J. M.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Politzer, Peter||Seminario, Jorge M

publication date

  • January 1990