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ERIC Number: EJ1159631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Pericyclic or Pseudopericyclic? The Case of an Allylic Transposition in The Synthesis of a Saccharin Derivative
Hare, Stephanie R.; Tantillo, Dean J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n8 p988-993 Aug 2017
When new concepts, models, or theories are introduced in a course, their presentation should be accurate, even if depth is not the goal. In a recent publication in this Journal, the Woodward-Hoffmann rules were invoked in the context of a new laboratory experiment, but the associated description was inaccurate. Here we aim to clarify the theoretical background relevant to the described laboratory experiment, and we describe a new computational experiment that could be used to further illuminate the relevant theoretical concepts. [For a reply to this article, see EJ1159630.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: CHE030089