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Group Localization Energy and Polarographic Half-Wave Potentials of Aromatic Nitro Compounds

Nature volume 180, pages 14731474 (28 December 1957) | Download Citation

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IN a number of publications1,2 it has been established that the reduction potential of aromatic compounds may be correlated with the π-electron energy change associated with the localization of electron or electrons at different positions of the molecule. Thus in the reduction of quinones the electron-localization took place at the two oxygen atoms, while in the case of aromatic hydrocarbons they were localized at the two p-carbon atoms. In the case of more complex compounds the localization may take place at certain groups of atoms undergoing reduction.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, College of Science, 92 Upper Circular Road, Calcutta 9.

    • SADHAN BASU
    •  & JAYANTI NAG CHAUDHURI

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