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Dimethylcuprate undergoes a dyotropic rearrangement


Rijs, NJ and Yates, BF and O'Hair, RAJ, Dimethylcuprate undergoes a dyotropic rearrangement, Chemistry: A European Journal, 16, (9) pp. 2674-2678. ISSN 0947-6539 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/chem.200903510


All change! Comparison of the gasphase decomposition reactions of [CH 3CuCH3]- and [CH3AgCH 3]- reveals that [CH3CuCH3] - undergoes a competition between a dyotropic rearrangement and bond homolysis, whilst [CH3AgCH3]- only undergoes bond homolysis. Ab initio calculations reveal that the different behavior in [CH3AgCH3]- stems from both the lowering of the homolytic bond dissociation energy and an increase in dyotropic rearrangement activation energy. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Organometallic chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Yates, BF (Professor Brian Yates)
ID Code:67751
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2011-03-07
Last Modified:2011-05-04

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