The Chemistry of Rotational Isomers

  • Michinori Ōki

Part of the Reactivity and Structure Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michinori Ōki
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  3. Michinori Ōki
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  4. Michinori Ōki
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  5. Michinori Ōki
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-172

About this book


Rotation about the Carbon-Carbon single bond is generally regarded to be unrestricted. About 50 years ago, rotational isomers were found to exhibit optical activity: substituted biphenyl derivatives. However, the author has investigated other classes of compounds that have stable rotational isomers at room temperature. These compounds can serve as models for studying very weak intermolecular interactions, that are difficult to observe. Even diastereotopic groups show different chemical reactivity. From the contents: The "Free Rotation Concept" - Rotamer Populations - Barriers to Rotation - Reactivity of Rotational Isomers.


Amine Organische Chemie Stereochemie Stereoisomere Stereoisomers chemistry information isolation nuclear magnetic resonance optical activity organic chemistry rotamer spectroscopy stereochemistry temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Michinori Ōki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryOkayama University of ScienceOkayama 700Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-51026-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51024-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-2377
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