The electronic structure of two isomeric dibromonaphthalenes (C10H6Br2 ) has been investigated by HeI/HeII photoelectron spectroscopy. The spectra were assigned by Green's functions calculations and comparison with the spectra of related dibromobenzenes (C6H4Br2). The analysis of '-orbital and halogen lone pair ionization energies, enabled us to determine the magnitude of bromine-bromine intramolecular interactions and distinguish between through-bond and through-space type interactions. We also discuss the halogen-halogen interactions in other polynuclear aromatics.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Novak, I., Harrison, L. J., & Li, W. (2008). Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Substituent Effects in Halonaphthalenes. Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 69(1), 78-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2007.03.012