Electronic Chemistry in Action

  • Author: David Bradley
  • Published: 17 May 2010
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
thumbnail image: Electronic Chemistry in Action

Supporting Information

Anions should not interact with π electron clouds in aromatic molecules, but they do, usually when the molecule has a strong-electron withdrawing group.

Stefan Matile’s team, University of Geneva, Switzerland, have observed the interaction with electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. They analyzed a series of compounds of varying π -acidity to show that even under laser radiation an anion can remain coupled to a π electron cloud.

Anionic reaction intermediates are key to many organic syntheses, so finding ways to stabilize them on a π-acidic surface could lead to novel catalysts.

Article Views: 2972

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

Bookmark and Share

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from ChemistryViews.org, please contact us first for permission. more


ChemistryViews.org on Facebook

ChemistryViews.org on Twitter ChemistryViews.org on YouTube ChemistryViews.org on LinkedIn Sign up for our free newsletter

A product of ChemPubSoc Europe (16 European Chemical Societies)and Wiley-VCH