The mechanism of the methylene addition to ethylene

M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, A. Oliva, J. Bertran

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The two-dimensional potential energy surface of the singlet methylene addition to ethylene has been calculated by means of the MINDO/3 method. The endo asynchronous approach has been found to be the most favourable, its barrier being only 4 kcal/mole high. For the exo approach a stationary point has also been found, but it does not correspond to a transition state; the reaction path going through it seems to lead up to the insertion reaction. © 1984.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984


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