The photosolvolysis of optically active 1-phenyl-ethyltrimethylammonium iodide in water or methanol is characterised by extensive racemisation acompanied by some net configurational inversion; the quaternary salt recovered from incomplete reaction in water has fully retained configuration at carbon, while analogous retention at nitrogen is observed in similar experiments in methanol with appropriately chosen related salts.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1974|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine