Strained Organic Molecule, Volume 38 considers the vast field of strained organic molecules. The book discusses energy and entropy; cyclopropane and cyclobutane; and unique strained groupings or building blocks. The text also describes the aesthetics, rearrangements, and topology of polycycles; kinetic and thermodynamic stability; and tetrahedral tetracoordinate carbon. The inverted tetrahedra, propellanes, buttaflanes, and paddlanes; planar methane and its derivatives; and five- and six-coordinaste carbon are also considered. Chemists will find the book invaluable.
Preface Chapter 1 Energy and Entropy l.A Reference States and Reference Books l.B Origin of Molecular Strain l.C Thermodynamics and Symmetry l.D Potential Energy Curves and Zero-Point Energy Chapter 2 Cyclopropane and Cyclobutane 2.A Conceptual Models for the Bonding in Cyclopropane 2.B Selected Reactions of Cyclopropanes 2.C Cyclobutane Chapter 3 Unique Strained Groupings or Building Blocks 3.A Cycloalkanes 3.B Bicyclic, Spirocyclic, and Bridged Hydrocarbons 3.C Tetrahedrane 3.D Strained Alkenes: Molecules Lacking Torsional Strain 3.E Torsionally Distorted ð Bonds 3.F "Bredt Compounds" and Cyclic Alienes 3.G Cycloalkynes, Benzyne, and Cyclocumulenes 3.H Distorted Aromatic Rings Chapter 4 Polycycles: Aesthetics, Rearrangements, and Topology 4.A Adamantanes and Higher Homologues 4.B Iceane 4.C Miscellaneous Acid-Catalyzed Rearrangements 4.D Strained Molecules of Formula (CH)n 4.E Additional Polycyclic Molecules 4.F Molecular Topology Chapter 5 Kinetic and Thermodynamic Stability 5.A Introduction 5.B Orbital Symmetry and Stabilities of Benzene Valence Isomers 5.C Transition Metals and Strained Carbocyclic Molecules 5.D Strained Heterocyclic Molecules 5.E Substituted Derivatives of Strained Molecules Chapter 6 A Potpourri of Pathologies6. A When is Tetracoordinate Carbon Tetrahedral? 6.B Inverted Tetrahedra, Propellanes, Buttaflanes, and Paddlanes 6.C Planar Methane and Its Derivatives 6.D Five- and Six-Coordinate Carbon
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