Single Electron Transfer in Aliphatic Nucleophilic Substitution

  • Henning Lund
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 197)


Since the classical studies by Ingold in the nineteen thirties the mechanism of the aliphatic nucleophilic substitution reaction has been described as a polar two-electron mechanism in which the nucleophile transfers two electrons to the new bond which is established to the electrophilic center. Depending on the reaction order the abbreviations SN1 and SN2 were used for first-order and second-order reactions, respectively.


Alkyl Halide Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Benzyl Chloride Reorganization Energy Single Electron Transfer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henning Lund
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  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryUniversity of ÅrhusÅrhus CDenmark

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