Calculations of Kinetic Isotope Effects for SN2 Bromine Exchange Reactions of Alkyl Bromides: Development of Transition-State Force Field for Calculation of NPE Effects

James McKenna, Leslie B. Sims, Ian H. Williams

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A transition-state force field for SN2 bromine-exchange reactions with a series of alkyl bromides has been developed and checked by calculation of 14C primary and (mostly) 2H secondary hydrogen isotope effects for these reactions in reasonable agreement with experimental values for related reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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