The transition state of thermal organic reactions: Direct observation in real time

D. Hern Paik, Ding Shyue Yang, I-Ren Lee, Ahmed H. Zewail

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Abstract

A classic in physical organic chemistry, the inversion of cyclooctatetraene (COT), was studied with femtosecond resolution by negative-ion-beam techniques. The transition state for the thermal inversion was accessed directly by detachment of the electron from the planar COT- ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2830-2834
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 17

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Keywords

  • Cyclooctatetraene
  • Femtochemistry
  • Photodetachment
  • Transition states
  • Wave-packet dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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The transition state of thermal organic reactions : Direct observation in real time. / Paik, D. Hern; Yang, Ding Shyue; Lee, I-Ren; Zewail, Ahmed H.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 43, No. 21, 17.05.2004, p. 2830-2834.

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Paik, D. Hern ; Yang, Ding Shyue ; Lee, I-Ren ; Zewail, Ahmed H. / The transition state of thermal organic reactions : Direct observation in real time. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2004 ; Vol. 43, No. 21. pp. 2830-2834.
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