Elambalassery G. Jayasree

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Various disparate experimental results are explained by the hypothesis that reactions of anionic nucleophiles with allylic halides are generally S(N)2. The S(N)2' reactions that do occur proceed generally with anti stereochemistry. Reactions with ion pair nucleophiles occur preferentially as S(N)2' reactions with syn stereochemistry. This hypothesis is(More)
The performance of two computational models was evaluated in describing some aggregated structures, the bond lengths and dimerization energies of cesium halides, aquation energies of the cesium cation, and protonation energies of a range of organocesium compounds. One model used the Hay-Wadt (HW) effective core potential (ECP) and a double-ζ valence basis(More)
[structure: see text] The sterically bulky tert-butyl group occupies an apical position in trigonal bipyramidal phosphorus in the compound [CH2(6-t-Bu-4-Me-C6H2O)2]P(t-Bu)(1,2-O2C6Cl4) in contrast to the occupation of an equatorial position by the small methyl group in [CH2(6-t-Bu-4-Me-C6H2O)2]P(Me)(1,2-O2C6Cl4); this observation contradicts the familiar(More)
Though carbon is mostly tetravalent and tetracoordinated, there are several examples where the coordination number exceeds four. Structural varieties that exhibit hypercarbons in polyhedral structures such as polyhedral carboranes, sandwich complexes, encapsulated polyhedral structures and novel planar aromatic systems with atoms embedded in the middle are(More)
A quantitative study on cationic closo-tricarbaboranes proved their stability and a possible use for them as weakly coordinating ions due to the dispersal of positive charge throughout the cage. The current study explores computationally a synthetic strategy toward their realization in parallel with the benzyl cation-tropylium ion rearrangement. This study(More)
The structural connections between the compounds of boron and carbon are extended using the mno rule beyond the borane-carbocation continuum, the lithium boride-polycarbyne analogy, and the magnesium boride (MgB(2))-graphite equivalence to beta-rhombohedral boron and fullerenes. The structural similarity of the pentagonal pyramidal C(6)H(6)(2+) and MgB(4)(More)
An ab initio study of ionic and ion pair displacement reactions involving allylic systems has been carried out at the RHF/6-31+G* level. The geometries and natural charges show the absence of conjugative stabilization in the ionic transition states, thus differing from traditional explanations. The high reactivity of allyl halides is explained by(More)
(11)B and (13)C NMR spectra of so-far experimentally unknown carbon-rich cationic closo-carboranes C(3)B(n-3)H(n)(+) (n = 5, 6, 7, 10, 12) have been calculated at the GIAO-MP2 level and subsequently analyzed to reveal the nature of bonding in these potentially weakly coordinating cations. All previous rules derived for understanding (11)B NMR spectra of(More)
Computations are reported at the HF/6-31+g* level for ion pair SN2 reactions of methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, and allyl halides with LiX.E, LiX.2E, and LiX.3E (X = F, Cl, Br; E = dimethyl ether as a model for THF). Some calculations were also done at the MP2, B3LYP, and mPW1PW91 levels. In addition to normal SN2-type (type I) transition structures(More)
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