A curve crossing approach to carbenic reactivity

Addy Pross, Robert A. Moss

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Application of the curve crossing model to singlet carbene addition to alkenes reveals that for electrophilic carbenes the reaction barrier is generated from the avoided crossing of DA, 3D* 3A* and D+A- configurations whereas for nucleophilic carbenes the third configuration is D-A+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4553-4556
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number32
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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