Estimating the angle of total pi-electron energy


Gutman I., Turker L.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE-THEOCHEM, vol.668, pp.119-121, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 668
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.theochem.2003.10.033
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE-THEOCHEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-121

Abstract

The angle theta of total pi-electron energy of an alternant hydrocarbon is defined via: E-pi = 2rootne cos theta, where 2n or 2n + 1 is the number vertices and e the number of edges of the molecular graph, and E-pi is the respective HMO total pi-electron energy. The angle theta is sensitive to the structural differences between isomeric alternant hydrocarbons. Recently [J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 584 (2002) 183] an identity cos theta = [(e + n)/(2rootne)](1 + alpha - rootalpha2 + 2alpha) has been deduced, with alpha being a topology-dependent parameter, whose value is much less than unity. We now establish lower and upper bounds for alpha in terms of n and e. By this, the structure-dependence of angle theta and the range of its variation are better understood. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.