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Betwixt kinetic and thermodynamic control:'Pseudo-Thermodynamic control'

Chandrasekhar, S (1993) Betwixt kinetic and thermodynamic control:'Pseudo-Thermodynamic control'. In: Research on Chemical Intermediates, 19 (5). pp. 443-448.

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Abstract

A third mechanistic category of organic reactions, conceptually in-between kinetic and thermodynamic control, needs to be recognized, in order to obtain a proper mechanistic description of certain highly important organic reactions, but also to avoid controversy. In fact, an instance of debatable conclusions having been reached is already known. The term �pseudo-thermodynamic control� is proposed for this newly-defined category, which would include any reaction in which intermediates along different routes mutually interconvert. The new category would thus encompass a very large number of reactions, many of them of great utility.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 08:32
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2011 08:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35345

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