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What have we learnt about heavy carbenes through laser flash photolysis studies?

Becerra, R. and Walsh, R. (2007) What have we learnt about heavy carbenes through laser flash photolysis studies? Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 9 (22). pp. 2817-2835. ISSN 1463-9076

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/b617844h

Abstract/Summary

Time resolved gas-phase kinetic studies have contributed a great deal of fundamental information about the reactions and reactivity of heavy carbenes (silylenes, germylenes and stannylenes) during the past two decades. In this article we trace the development of our understanding through the mechanistic themes of intermediate complexes, third body assisted associations, catalysed reactions, non-observed reactions and substituent effects. Ab initio (quantum chemical) calculations have substantially assisted mechanistic interpretation and are discussed where appropriate. Trends in reactivity are identified and some signposts to future studies are indicated. This review, although detailed, is not comprehensive.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11015
Uncontrolled Keywords:ABSOLUTE RATE CONSTANTS, GAS-PHASE REACTIONS, POTENTIAL-ENERGY SURFACE, QUANTUM-CHEMICAL CALCULATIONS, GERMYLENE ADDITION-REACTION, 4B METAL, ALKYLS, H INSERTION REACTION, TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENCE, AB-INITIO, SILYLENE REACTIONS
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry

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