Screens for Displaying Chirality Changing Mechanisms of a Series of Peroxides and Persulfides from Conformational Structures Computed by Quantum Chemistry

  • Vincenzo Aquilanti
  • Concetta Caglioti
  • Andrea Lombardi
  • Glauciete S. Maciel
  • Federico PalazzettiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10408)


A great variety of data on molecular structure and changes, accumulated both experimentally and theoretically, need be compacted and classified to extract the information arguably relevant to understand the basic mechanisms of chemical transformations. Here a screen for displaying four-center processes is developed and as an illustration applied to conformations involving torsions around O – O and S – S bonds, extending the structural properties previously calculated in this laboratory. The construction of the screen follows from connections recently established between the classical kinematic mechanism – the four-bar linkage – and the basic ingredient of quantum angular momentum theory – the 6j symbol.


Four-center processes Four-bar linkage Quantum angular momentum theory 



The authors acknowledge the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research, MIUR for financial support through SIR 2014 Scientific Independence for Young Researchers (RBSI14U3VF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Aquilanti
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Concetta Caglioti
    • 1
  • Andrea Lombardi
    • 1
  • Glauciete S. Maciel
    • 1
    • 4
  • Federico Palazzetti
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e BiotecnologieUniversità di PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Struttura della MateriaConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheRomeItaly
  3. 3.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal da BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  4. 4.Secretaria de Estado da Educação do Distrito FederalBrasiliaBrazil

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