Mesolytic Cleavage of CC Bonds. Comparison with Homolytic and Heterolytic Processes in the Same Substrate

Przemyslaw Maslak, Javier N. Narvaez

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Abstract

The fragmentation of 1 is up to 1020 times faster if it is present as radical ion and not as neutral compound. This acceleration has thermodynamic reasons, which surprisingly lead almost exclusively to a lowering of the energy of the transition state, even for weakly endergonic processes. The term (catio‐/anio) mesolytic is proposed for the fragmentations of radical ions. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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