Intramolecular hydroamination/cyclisation of aminoallenes mediated by a cationic zirconocene catalyst: a computational mechanistic study.


The complete sequence of steps of a tentative catalytic cycle for intramolecular hydroamination/cyclisation (IHC) of 4,5-hexadien-1-ylamine (1) by a prototypical cationic [Cp(2)ZrCH(3)](+) zirconocene precatalyst (2) has been examined by employing a gradient-corrected DFT method. The predicted smooth overall reaction energy profile is consistent with the… (More)