Boyle, L.L. and Hudson, R.F. and Wallis, John D. (1995) The Related Stability of CIS and Trans Isomers. Theochem-Journal of Molecular Structure, 341 . pp. 141-147. ISSN 0166-1280. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
By adopting an sp(2) hybridised model, it is found that the overlap integral for two adjacent lone pairs is numerically greater for the trans isomer. On the basis of 1-electron Huckel theory, this suggests that cis isomers are more stable than trans, contrary to the predictions of conformational analysis. Commonly, non-bonded interactions lead to the stabilisation of trans isomers, but when these repulsions are not dominant, the cis isomers are always the more stable.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts|
|Depositing User:||P. Ogbuji|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2009 08:30|
|Last Modified:||25 Jun 2014 11:28|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19718 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|