Regioselectivity;DFT calculations;hyperconjugation;aromaticity;BDE

Bonded to Carbon or Nitrogen? This is a Question on the Regioselectivity in Hyperconjugative Aromaticity

In chemistry, regioselectivity is the preference of one direction of chemical bond making or breaking over all other possible directions. Although it has been extensively investigated in various reactions, the regioselectivity of hyperconjugative aromaticity on either main group systems or transition metal ones remains elusive due to the challenge of synthesizing the target products. Here we report a joint theoretical and experimental study on this issue.