Post-transition state bifurcations induce dynamical detours in Pummerer-like reactions.
- Author(s): Hare, Stephanie R;
- Li, Ang;
- Tantillo, Dean J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1039/c8sc02653j
A post-transition state bifurcation (PTSB) involved in a Pummerer-type rearrangement is characterized using density functional theory (DFT) calculations on potential energy stationary points and direct dynamics simulations. A sensitivity of the ratio of products produced via this PTSB to solvent dielectric constant is revealed and implications of such a dependence for selectivity control of organic reactions are discussed.