The importance of electrostatic effects in the chemical evolution of charged intermediates of the radical anion type is demonstrated. Thus, the regioselectivity of the electron transfer-induced reductive cleavage of alkyl 2,6-diphenylphenyl ethers and alkyl 2,6-dimethoxyphenyl ethers is completely reversed when a positive charge is placed in a controlled manner near the alkyl ether bond.
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|