The mechanism of the NHC catalyzed aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction: Insights into a new substrate-catalyzed bimolecular pathway

Pritha Verma, Pragya Verma, Raghavan B. Sunoj

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Abstract

The first mechanistic study on the NHC-catalyzed aza-MBH reaction between cyclopentenone and N-mesylbenzaldimine using density functional theory reveals that a bimolecular mechanism, involving two molecules of benzaldimine in the proton transfer, is energetically more preferred over the conventional direct proton transfer. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2176-2179
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume12
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 2014

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