Theoretical discussion of cyclodimerization of nitrile N-oxides to furoxans
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Based on the data of quantum-chemical calculations the cyclodimerization of nitrile N-oxides is a two-step reaction with the formation of cis-dinitrosoethylene as an intermediate product, whose structure is determined by the stereospecificity of the reaction.
In the first transition state two molecules of the nitrile N-oxides are found in perpendicular planes, forming a molecular system with a C2 symmetry, whose structure is determined by the regioselectivity of the reaction.
KeywordsTransition State Nitrile Intermediate Product Molecular System Theoretical Discussion
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