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Role of orbital symmetry in transition metal promoted ring opening reactions of methylenecyclopropanes and cyclobutenes

Samuelson, Ashoka G (1984) Role of orbital symmetry in transition metal promoted ring opening reactions of methylenecyclopropanes and cyclobutenes. In: Journal of chemical sciences, 93 (4). pp. 729-739.

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Abstract

Transition metals catalyse a variety of organic reactions, of which the ring opening of strained ring organic molecules generated a lot of interest. Theoreticians predicted a metal orbital catalysed pathway, which involved concerted bond breaking and bond forming. On the other hand experimentalists were able to show that the reaction was not proceeding through a concerted pathway by intercepting the intermediates involved. There remained, however, two ring systems methylenecyclopropanes and cyclobutenes—whose reactions with metal complexes seemed to be of a concerted nature. An analysis of the reactions of different metal complexes with these ring systems and the theoretical predictions provide a rationale for understanding these reactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs Indian academy of sciences.
Keywords: Metal orbital catalysis; methylenecyclopropanes; cyclobutenes ; ring opening reactions; orbital symmetry; transition metal
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 07:18
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23236

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