Change of geometry of polyacetylene upon charge transfer

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Crystal orbital calculations on cis- and trans-polyacethylene chains indicate two kinds of geometry changes on charge transfer. (1) increase (decrease) of the CC bond lenght and CCC bond angles in the trans conformer taking up (losing) electrons, and (u) ̇ a tendency towards bond-length equalization on electron uptake and loss for both conformers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-433
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 1982


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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