Kinetic reactivity of "higher order cuprates" in SN2 alkylation reactions

Eiichi Nakamura, Masahiro Yamanaka, Naohiko Yoshikai, Seiji Mori

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Why do higher order cyanocuprates often show higher reactivity than the classical Gilman reagent? Computational theoretical studies suggest that the key lies in the properties of the bridging [LiCNLi]+ moiety in the cuprate (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1935-1938
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 18


  • Cuprates
  • Density functional calculations
  • Kinetics
  • Lithium
  • Reaction mechanisms


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