Recent Studies of Long-Lived Carbocations and Carbodications
The primary focus of the current review is on the more recent work in the area of long-lived carbocations and carbodications, carried out in collaboration with Professor George Olah and other investigators. In this review, a broad variety of carbocations are discussed such as sterically crowded carbocations, nonclassical and classical cyclopropylmethyl cations and dications, cyclobutylmethyl cations, dienylic and allylic dications, cyclobutylmethyl cations and hexaaryl(trimethylene) methane dications. The study of sterically crowded carbocations is challenging, as the carbocationic center is far removed from the counteranion in such structures. In addition, the solvation of the cationic centers is minimized because of the unfavorable steric interactions between the carbocation and the solvent species.
G. K. Prakash and P. Reddy, "Recent Studies of Long-Lived Carbocations and Carbodications," Carbocations Chemistry, Wiley, Aug 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780471678656.ch4
Keywords and Phrases
carbodications; cyclobutylmethyl cations; cyclopropylmethyl cations; long-lived carbocations
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