Proposal for the metallacycle pathway during the cyclopropanation catalyzed by cobalt-schiff base complexes

Izumi Iwakura, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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(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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-952
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 18


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  • Molecular Medicine

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