Effects of Steric Strain on the Preparation, Stability and Reactions of Aryl Anions and Amines

  • Shelton Bank


Steric effects as important contributors to the behavior of organic compounds were first identified by Kehrmann less than 100 years ago.1 The subsequent major developments were outlined by Brown in 1956.2 Since that time steric effects have become an important part of the fabric of organic chemistry and recent advances are highlighted in chapters in advanced textbooks.3,4 Steric effects have not always occupied a position of high regard, and the classic work since 1940 has altered indelibly the then prevailing view. The present-day organic chemist values and utilizes steric factors along with polar and resonance factors to account for chemical effects.


Lone Pair Steric Effect Methyl Iodide Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Proton Chemical Shift 
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  • Shelton Bank
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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