Methyl Transfer Reactions

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This chapter illustrates an example of a nucleophilic substitution reaction-methyl transfer and applies Marcus theory to this set of reactions. It examines methyl transfers and demonstrates that the application of the Marcus theory breaks new ground on these familiar and hallowed pastures. A number of different probes have been examined for the transition state of methyl transfer reactions. The chapter attempts to deduce a model for the transition state which is consistent for all the different types of data. The answers from the different probes are compared to gauge if there is a model that is consistent with all the data on methyl transfer reactions. The data from the various probes and arguments are also summarized in this chapter. © 1978, Academic Press Inc. (London) Ltd




Albery, W. J., & Kreevoy, M. M. (1978). Methyl Transfer Reactions. Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, 16(C), 87–157.

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