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- Nair, Nisanth N., et al. Show all 2 Author
- The Journal of physical chemistry 2015 v.119 no.34 pp. 11176-11183
- allyl alcohol; chlorides; ethylene; isomerization; isotopes; ligands; models; molecular dynamics; oxidation; solvents
- ... The major controversy regarding the mechanism of the Wacker oxidation of alkenes at low [Cl–] concerns the mechanism of nucleophilic attack of a solvent water molecule on alkene. Most of the recent mechanistic studies on the Wacker oxidation of ethene have reported that nucleophilic attack occurs by an outer sphere mechanism and not by an inner sphere mechanism. One of the crucial experimental fin ...