(Equation presented) The density functional study of the cobalt(II) complex-catalyzed cyclopropanation revealed that the cobalt(II)-Schiff base complex without an ethylene bridge would be flexible enough to transform into the cis-β conformer while approaching the olefin; consequently, the metallacycle pathway would be preferred, while the ethylene bridge would stabilize the planar conformer to allow reaction via the concerted mechanism.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Mar 18|
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry