Oziminski, WP and Ramsden, CA (2018) The influence of substituent field and resonance effects on the ease of N-heterocyclic carbene formation from imidazolium rings. RSC Advances, 8 (27). 14833 - 14837. ISSN 2046-2069

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Using a set of twelve selected substituents, the influence of substituent properties on the ease of deprotonation of imidazolium cations and mesoionic imidazolium-4-olates measured by the CREF index has been investigated. Significant correlations between CREF values and the Swain and Lupton field (F) and resonance (R) substituent constants have been found. In all cases the field effect has the greatest influence but resonance effects are also significant.

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Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via Royal Society of Chemistry at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8RA02526F - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 15:32
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4780

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