Theoretical studies of the organic base-catalyzed 5-exo intramolecular cyclization of o-alkynylbenzoic acid were documented. The acidic fragment participating in the transition states was shown to reduce the activation energy significantly on the basis of hybrid DFT (BHandHLYP) calculation of 5-exo and 6-endo transition states. Furthermore, preference for the 5-exo cyclization mode was rationalized by natural population analysis of optimized structures of the transition states and the reactants.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Dec 31|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry