Theoretical study of the dependence on substrate of the reactivity of carbenes

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Abstract

The transition states for the addition of C(OH)<inf>2</inf> and C(NH<inf>2</inf>)<inf>2</inf> to ethylene, hydroxyethylene, and acrolein have been located, using the STO-3G basis set, in order to examine the philicity of both carbenes. It is shown that C(NH<inf>2</inf>)<inf>2</inf> can be classified as a nucleophile and C(OH)<inf>2</inf> as an ambiphile. The degree of validity of this classification is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Volume0
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986

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