ERIC Number: EJ309040
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Generalized Selection Rule for Pericyclic Reactions.
He, Fu-Cheng; Pfeiffer, Gary V.
Journal of Chemical Education, v61 n11 p948-51 Nov 1984
Describes a convenient procedure, the Odd-Even Rule, for predicting the allowedness of forbiddenness of ground-state, pericyclic reactions. The rule is applied to a number of specific reactions. In contrast to the Woodward-Hoffman approach, the application to each reaction is always the same. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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