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Tunnelling control of chemical reactions – the organic chemist's perspective

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Abstract

Even though quantum mechanical tunnelling has been appearing recurrently mostly in theoretical studies that emphasize its decisive role for many chemical reactions, it still appears suspicious to most organic chemists. Recent experiments in combination with powerful computational approaches, however, have demonstrated that tunnelling must be included to fully understand chemical reactivity. Here we provide an overview of the importance of tunnelling in organic chemical reactions.

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2011, accepted on 06 Feb 2012 and first published on 06 Feb 2012


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07170C
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 3781-3790
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    Tunnelling control of chemical reactions – the organic chemist's perspective

    D. Ley, D. Gerbig and P. R. Schreiner, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 3781
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07170C

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