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Does the cation really matter? The effect of modifying an ionic liquidcation on an SN2 process

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Abstract

The rate of reaction of a Menschutkin process in a range of ionic liquids with different cations was investigated, with temperature-dependent kinetic data giving access to activation parameters for the process in each solvent. These data, along with molecular dynamics simulations, demonstrate the importance of accessibility of the charged centre on the cation and that the key interactions are of a generalised electrostatic nature.

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The article was received on 19 May 2013, accepted on 02 Aug 2013 and first published on 05 Aug 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41038B
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013,11, 6170-6175

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    Does the cation really matter? The effect of modifying an ionic liquid cation on an SN2 process

    E. E. L. Tanner, H. M. Yau, R. R. Hawker, A. K. Croft and J. B. Harper, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 6170
    DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41038B

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