We present a theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of metal-free 2,3-naphthalocyanine (2,3-H2Nc) using the valence effective Hamiltonian (VEH) technique. The VEH-DOVS curves obtained for 2,3-H2Nc are correlated with those calculated for naphthalene molecule and a one-to-one correspondence is found. From the electronic structure standpoint, naphthalocyanine has to be viewed as formed by joining four naphthalene moieties to the central carbon-nitrogen ring. An excellent quantitative agreement is found between VEH-DOVS curves and experimental photoemission data. © 1993.
Ortí, E., Crespo, R., Piqueras, M. C., Viruela, P. M., & Tomás, F. (1993). Theoretical calculations on the valence electronic structure of naphthalocyanine: comparison with experimental photoemission data. Synthetic Metals, 57(2–3), 4513–4518. https://doi.org/10.1016/0379-6779(93)90775-R