Umbrella motion in aziridines: use of simple chemical inputs to reversibly control the rate of pyramidal inversion

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  • Megan Davies
  • AJ Clarke
  • GJ Clarkson
  • M Shipman
  • Jim Tucker

Colleges, School and Institutes


The molecular motion associated with atomic inversion at an aziridine nitrogen can be essentially halted by metal complexation; addition of a second chemical input that decomplexes the metal from the aziridine restores fast inversion (k=40 s(-1) at 303 K).


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5078
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007