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ERIC Number: EJ820790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Aromaticity of Pericyclic Reaction Transition States
Rzepa, Henry S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n9 p1535-1540 Sep 2007
An approach is presented that starts from two fundamental concepts in organic chemistry, chirality and aromaticity, and combines them into a simple rule for stating selection rules for pericyclic reactions in terms of achiral Huckel-aromatic and chiral Mobius-aromatic transition states. This is illustrated using an example that leads to apparent contradictions if treated using more conventional selection rules, but is readily understood in terms of the aromatic transition-state model. (Contains 4 figures and 3 schemes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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