• J Judith Diana Jeyanthy

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    • Diamagnetic susceptibilities of some substituted anisoles and thioanisoles. Evidence for steric enhancement of resonance

      V Baliah J Judith Diana Jeyanthy

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      Evidence for steric enhancement of resonance in some benzene derivatives is obtained from their diamagnetic susceptibilities. Conjugative interaction of substituents in the benzene ring results in a decrease in diamagnetic susceptibility. For 2-methyl-4-nitroanisole and 2-halogeno-4-nitroanisoles the observed diamagnetic susceptibilities are significantly lower than the expected value, indicating that the 2-substituent in these compounds enhances the resonance interaction of the 1,4-substituents. Interestingly, the diamagnetic susceptibility data also show steric inhibition of resonance in 2,6-disubstituted-4-nitroanisoles. 2-Methyl-4-nitrothioanisole seems to exhibit a behaviour similar to that of its oxygen analogue, though the evidence for steric enhancement of resonance in this case is not beyond doubt. 2,6-Dimethyl-4-nitrothioanisole, however, convincingly shows the expected steric inhibition of resonance. The diamagnetic susceptibilities of 3-substituted-4-methoxyacetophenones also furnish further evidence for steric enhancement of resonance.

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