## Möbius aromaticity

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M03957
A monocyclic array of orbitals in which there is a single out-of-phase overlap (or, more generally, an odd number of out-of-phase overlaps) reveals the opposite pattern of @A00441@ character to Hückel systems; with $$4\, n$$ electrons it is stabilized (aromatic), whereas with $$4\, n+2$$ it is destabilized (antiaromatic). In the @E02257@ $$4\, n+2$$ Möbius π-electron systems are stabilized, and $$4\, n$$ systems are destabilized. No examples of ground-state Möbius π-electron systems are known, but the concept has been applied to @T06468@ of @P04491@. The name is derived from the topological analogy of such an arrangement of orbitals to a Möbius strip.
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aromatic