Singlet open-shell character of polyperiacenes has been elucidated by theoretical analysis based on the Clar's aromatic sextet valence bond model and quantum chemical calculations. Anti-ferromagnetic ground state of large polyperiacenes was relevant to the sufficient stabilization energy derived from aromatic sextet formation to overcome the energetic penalty associated with π-bond cleavages.
|Title of host publication||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|