Computational study of the catalytic olefination reaction

Ilya D. Gridnev, Aleksey V. Shastin, Vasiliy M. Muzalevskiy, Elizabeth S. Balenkova, Valentine G. Nenajdenko

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Catalytic olefination of hydrazones was computed to proceed with effective activation barrier of 19.9 kcal mol-1. Initially the catalyst- assisted abstraction of Cl- anion from CCl4 occurs that is accompanied by simultaneous C-C bond formation; then proton is eliminated by ammonia present in the reaction mixture yielding a neutral intermediate; the second CuCl-assisted abstraction of Cl- anion from CCl3 group is followed by synchronous reaction that affords the olefination product and releases N2 together with CuCl.HCl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-341
Number of pages2
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov

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