Tetrahedon, 66, 2863-2868 (2010)

DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2010.02.035

The azido-tetrazole and diazo-1,2,3-triazole tautomerism in six-membered heteroaromatic rings and their relationships with aromaticity: Azines and perimidine

The properties of 28 molecules together with 12 transition states belonging to the series of azido-azines, tetrazolo-azines, diazo-azines, and 1,2,3-triazolo-azines have been studied at the B3LYP/6-31G(d), B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) and, for 26 cases, at the G3B3 level. Energies, NICS and bond critical points were used to discuss the ring-chain tautomerism of these compounds in relation with the aromaticity of the azines (pyridine, pyrimidine, quinazoline, 1,3-diazapyrene, and perimidine) and the azoles (tetrazoles and 1,2,3-triazoles).