CH—Acids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080216102, 9781483163833


1st Edition

A Guide to All Existing Problems of CH-Acidity with New Experimental Methods and Data, Including Indirect Electrochemical, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies

Authors: O. A. Reutov I. P. Beletskaya K. P. Butin
eBook ISBN: 9781483163833
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 236
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Ch-Acids deals with the acidity of all organic compounds containing C-H bonds. CH-acidity characterizes thermodynamic stability of carbanions in a medium containing a proton donor as carbanion acceptor. The book primarily explains proton transfer stereochemistry or structure in relation to CH-acidity patterns. Methods to study equilibrium acidity; tabulation of pKa values of CH-acids; and equilibrium acidity as a function of CH-acid structures are presented. Topics on kinetic CH-acidity; stereochemistry of proton transfer in CH-acids; and factors obscuring experimental observation of the action of the Bronsted equation are discussed extensively. The text will be of importance to organometallic and organic chemists.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter I. Equilibrium Acidity of CH-Acids I. Introduction II. CH-Acidities in Water. A comparison with OH-Acids III. Methods of Measuring Ionization Equilibria of CH-Acids

1. Transmetalation Equilibria 2. The Cram MSAD Scale 3. Acidity in Dimethylsulphoxide 4. Acidity in Dimethoxyethane 5. Polarographic Scale of Acidity 6. The Electrochemical Method of Breslow 7. Acidity Scale for Acidic Hydrocarbons 8. Other Methods 9. Acidity of Arenonium Ions

Chapter II. Structure Effects on Equilibrium CH-Acidity I. Acidity in the Gas Phase II. Acidity in Solution

1. Hydrocarbons. s-Character. Conjugation 2. Compounds Containing Fluorine or Other Halogens. α Effect 3. Compounds with Strongly Acidic Substituents Containing a Heteroatom. Conjugation 4. Five-Membered Aromatic Heterocyclics. Inductive and Resonance Effects. d-Orbital Effect 5. Onium Compounds. Inductive Effect. d-Orbital Effect 6. Sulphones. Gauche-Effect

Chapter III. Kinetic CH-Acidity I. Hydrogen Isotope Exchange. Protophilic Mechanism II. Hydrogen Isotope Exchange Rates in CH-Acids of Various Types

1. Hydrocarbons 2. Halogenated Derivatives 3. Nitro Compounds 4. Carbonyl Compounds 5. Heterocyclic Compounds 6. Carboranes 7. Complexes of Transition Metals III. Kinetic Isotope Effect and Exchange Mechanism

Chapter IV. Stereochemistry of Proton Transfer I. Cyclopropane CH-Acids II. Vinyl CH-Acids III. CH-Acids with Substituents Containing Sulfur

1. Sulphones 2. Sulphoxides 3. Sulphides 4. Sulphonium Salts 5. Other Systems IV. CH-Acids Forming Ambidental Anions V. Fluorene CH-Acids VI. Benzyl CH-Acids VII. Proton Transfer Acc


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O. A. Reutov

I. P. Beletskaya

K. P. Butin

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