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Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (JKCS)

ISSN 1017-2548(Print)
ISSN 2234-8530(Online)
Volume 57, Number 2
JKCSEZ 57(2)
April 20, 2013 

Theoretical Study of the Hydroalumination Reaction of Cyclopropane with Alane
Satya Prakash Singh*, Pompozhi Protasis Thankachan
Hydroalumination, Cyclopropane, Intermediate complex, Transition state, Propylalane
The hydroalumination of cyclopropane has been investigated using the B3LYP density functional method employing several split-valence basis sets. It is shown that the reaction proceeds via an intermediate weakly bound complex and a four-centered transition state. Calculations at higher levels of theory were also performed at the geometries optimized at the B3LYP level, but only slight changes in the barriers were observed. Structural parameters for the transition state are also reported.
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