## Wikipedia - Aromaticity (en) Wikipedia - Homoaromaticity (en) Wikipedia - Omoaromaticità (it) Wikipedia - ホモ芳香族 (ja) homoaromatic

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.H02839
Whereas in an @A00441@ molecule there is continuous overlap of p-orbitals over a cyclic array of atoms, in a homoaromatic molecule there is a formal discontinuity in this overlap resulting from the presence of a single $$\text{sp}^{3}$$ hybridized atom at one or several positions within the ring; p-orbital overlap apparently bridges these $$\text{sp}^{3}$$ centres, and features associated with @A00442@ are manifest in the properties of the compound. Pronounced homoaromaticity is not normally associated with neutral molecules, but mainly with species bearing an electrical charge, e.g. the 'homotropylium' @C00907@, (C8H9+):
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In bis, tris, (etc.) homoaromatic species, two, three, (etc.) single $$\text{sp}^{3}$$ centres separately interrupt the π-electron system.
See also:
homoconjugation (Note. 2)
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1121 [Terms] [Paper]