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Pericyclic Reactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124705012, 9781483218649

Pericyclic Reactions

1st Edition

Organic Chemistry: A Series of Monographs, Vol. 35.1

Editors: Alan P. Marchand Roland E. Lehr
eBook ISBN: 9781483218649
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1977
Page Count: 300
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Pericyclic Reactions, Volume 1 covers the theoretical approaches to pericyclic reactions and pericyclic reactions of reactive intermediates and of particular reaction types. The book discusses the operational criteria for evaluation of concertedness in potential pericyclic reactions; and the Mobius-Hückel treatment of organic systems and reactions and molecular orbital following as a technique in organic chemistry. The text also describes some pericyclic reactions of carbenes and carbanions. Physicists and people involved in the study of pericyclic reactions will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume II

1 Operational Criteria for Evaluation of Concertedness in Potential Pericyclic Reactions

I. Introduction

II. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Criteria for Concertedness in Potential Pericyclic Reactions

III. Applications of Stereochemical Probes to Elucidation of Reaction Pathways in Possible Concerted Reactions

IV. Applications of Labeling Experiments to the Elucidation of Pericyclic Reaction Pathways

V. Miscellaneous Methods

VI. Conclusions


2 The Möbius-Hückel Treatment of Organic Systems and Reactions and MO Following as a Technique in Organic Chemistry

I. Introduction

II. The Frost Mnemonic Device. Hückel MO Energies

III. Principles of the Methods

IV. The Mobius-Huckel Method

V. MO Following

VI. Near Crossings; Minimization of Forbiddenness

VII. Conclusion


3 Some Pericyclic Reactions of Carbenes

I. Introduction: Scope

II. Theory of Additions, Insertions, and 1,2-Rearrangements of Singlet Carbenes

III. Interconversion of Vinylcarbenes and Cyclopropenes

IV. Carbene-Carbene Rearrangements

V. Interconversion of Oxirenes and 1H-Azirines and Their Isomeric Acyclic Carbenes

VI. Intramolecular Reactions of Cyclopropylidenes


4 Pericyclic Reactions of Carbanions

I. Introduction

II. Rotational Barriers in Carbanions

III. Electrocyclic Reactions

IV. Sigmatropic Reactions

V. Cycloaddition and Cycloreversion Reactions

VI. Photochemical Rearrangements


Author Index

Subject Index


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Alan P. Marchand

Roland E. Lehr

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