Gas-phase ionic reactions: Dynamics and mechanism of nucleophilic displacements


Journal Article

Nucleophilic displacement reactions (the S(N)2 reaction) of ions in the gas phase are a prototypical reaction system that allows a study of dynamics, mechanisms, and structure-energy relations. This article reviews aspects of the kinetics (especially the applicability of statistical reaction rate theory), the relation of structure and reactivity, and the effects of small numbers of solvent molecules on the reaction and compares the behavior of the ionic reaction in the gas phase with that in solution.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chabinyc, ML; Craig, SL; Regan, CK; Brauman, JI

Published Date

  • March 20, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 279 / 5358

Start / End Page

  • 1882 - 1886

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.279.5358.1882

Citation Source

  • Scopus