Control of pyramidal inversion rates by redox switching

MW Davies, M Shipman, James Tucker, TR Walsh

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The dynamics of pyramidal nitrogen inversion can be controlled by reversible redox switching in trans-2,3-diphenylaziridines bearing a suitable 1,4-naphthaquinone substituent. In the reduced form, an intramolecular H-bond significantly raises the inversion barrier slowing this molecular motion by >50-fold. The experimental findings are further supported by DFT calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14260-14261
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2006


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