A vicelike grip on a proton is exerted by the unusual nonacyclic product 1, which forms spontaneously in a unique enamine trimerization that occurs when azatriquinenamine is heated in the presence of a proton source. pKa measurements and computational modeling of the proton affinity substantiate the superbasic character of the trimer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2001|
- Ab initio calculations
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