Substituent effect on the mechanism of 2+2 cycloadditions

M. Duran, J. Bertran

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By means of the MINDO/3 method, some 2+2 cycloaddition reactions between monosubstituted ethylenes have been studied. The hydroxy and formyl groups have been chosen as substituents. Some reactions proceed via a one-step mechanism whose transition state presents a tricentric structure. In other reactions a stable intermediate with high charge transfer appears. Alternative mechanisms and regio- and stereoselectivity effects are analysed in view of the obtained results. © 1984.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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