Quantum Chemistry of Organic Compounds

Mechanisms of Reactions

  • Vladimir I. Minkin
  • Boris Ya. Simkin
  • Ruslan M. Minyaev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 1-60
  3. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 61-87
  4. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 88-105
  5. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 106-115
  6. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 116-169
  7. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 170-180
  8. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 181-189
  9. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 190-209
  10. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 210-237
  11. Vladimir I. Minkin, Boris Ya. Simkin, Ruslan M. Minyaev
    Pages 238-263
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book

Introduction

Chemistry is the science of substances (today we would say molecules) and their transformations. Central to this science is the complexity of shape and function of its typical representatives. There lies, no longer dependent on its vitalistic antecedents, the rich realm of molecular possibility called organic chemistry. In this century we have learned how to determine the three-dimensional structure of molecules. Now chemistry as whole, and organic chemistry in particular, is poised to move to the exploration of its dynamic dimension, the busy business of transformations or reactions. Oh, it has been done all along, for what else is synthesis? What I mean is that the theoretical framework accom­ panying organic chemistry, long and fruitfully laboring on a quantum chemical understanding of structure, is now making the first tentative motions toward building an organic theory of reactivity. The Minkin, Simkin, Minyaev book takes us in that direction. It incorporates the lessons of frontier orbital theory and of Hartree-Fock SCF calculations; what chemical physicists have learned about trajectory calculations of selected reactions, and a simplified treatment of all-important solvent effects. It is written by professional, accomplished organic chemists for other organic chemists; it is consistently even-toned in its presentation of contending approaches. And very much up to date. That this contemporary work should emerge from a regional university in a country in which science has been highly centralized and organic chemistry not very modern, invites reflection.

Keywords

Alkene Cycloaddition Electrophilic addition Quantenchemie aromatic carbon chemistry control electron modeling nucleophilic substitution organic chemistry pericyclic reaction rearrangement stereochemistry

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir I. Minkin
    • 1
  • Boris Ya. Simkin
    • 1
  • Ruslan M. Minyaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical and Organic ChemistryRostov UniversityRostov on DonUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-75679-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75681-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75679-5
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