Ketene-forming elimination from C4H3(O)CH2C(O)OC6H3-2-X-4-NO2 (1) promoted by R2NH in MeCN has been studied. The reactions produced elimination products and exhibited second-order kinetics with Brönsted β = 0.51, and |βlg| = 0.47–0.53, indicating that the reaction proceeds by the E2 mechanism via an E2-central transition state. Comparison of β, |βlg|, ΔH≠, and ΔS≠ values for R2NH-promoted eliminations from ArCH2C(O)OC6H3-2-X-4-NO2 reveals that the transition-state structures for Ar = furyl and thienyl are similar and more symmetrical than that for Ar = Ph. This outcome has been attributed to the greater double bond stabilizing ability of the former than that of the latter.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Nov|
- Base solvent
- E2 mechanism
- β-Aryl group
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