Free‐Energy Relationship for Mesolytic Cleavage of CC Bonds

Przemyslaw Maslak, Thomas M. Vallombroso, William H. Chapman, Javier N. Narvaez

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Abstract

What is the functional relationship between the kinetics and thermodynamics for an elementary reaction in solution? This fundamental question was investigated for unimolecular fragmentations of CC bonds in radical ions of bibenzylic substrates such as 1. A Marcus‐type free‐energy relationship with a parabolic shape fitted the data well. The results imply that mesolytic cleavages have low intrinsic barriers (about 3 kcalmol−1). (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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