Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Editor-in-Chief: Luis Echegoyen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 36/59 (Chemistry Organic); 102/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1099-1395

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  1. Strategy of improving the stability and detonation performance for energetic material by introducing the boron atoms

    Wen-Jie Wu, Wei-Jie Chi, Quan-Song Li, Jian-Nan Ji and Ze-Sheng Li

    Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3699

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    Boron-containing energetic compound DANB was investigated by theoretical calculation. It possesses more superior detonation performance and thermodynamic stability than those of CL-20, HMX, RDX, and FOX-7. Our results show that DANB is a promising candidate for stable and powerful energetic material.

  2. Synthesis, spectroscopic, and computational studies of charge-transfer complexation between benzidine with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone and chloronil

    Arunapriya Lakkadi, Naveen Baindla, Srimai Vuppala and Parthasarathy Tigulla

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3700

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    In this work, the charge-transfer complexes were prepared and characterized by different techniques such as UV-Vis, FTIR, and 1HNMR. The experimental studies were well supported by quantum chemical simulations by using density functional theory; molecular geometry, Mulliken charges, and molecular electrostatic potential surfaces of reactants and complexes.

    These are helpful in assigning the CT route. The results reveal that the charge transfer takes place from donor to acceptor.

  3. Mechanistic insights into C-C cross coupling activities of Pd/Ni-doped heterofullerenes

    Manjusha C. Padole and Parag A. Deshpande

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3696

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    Density functional theory calculations were implemented to test the C-C couplings activities of Pd- and Ni-doped heterofullerenes. The compounds were found to be active for catalyzing Suzuki-Miyaura and Heck coupling reactions.

  4. Tert-butyl hydroperoxide-promoted guanylation of amines with benzoylthioureas: Mechanistic insights by HRMS and 1H NMR

    Henrique Esteves, Tiago Oliveira Brito, Renato Ribeiro-Viana, Ângelo de Fátima and Fernando Macedo Jr.

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3698

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    A mechanistic study of tert-butyl hydroperoxide-promoted guanylation of thioureas by monitoring short lifetime intermediaries using ESI-Q-TOF HRMS is presented. 1H nuclear magnetic resonance data furnished access to kinetic parameters, which allied to the HRMS results, suggested that an addition/elimination mechanism involving the aminoiminomethanesulphinic acid and the nucleophilic amine is the main pathway to yield the guanidine. Noteworthy, benzoylthiourea consumption rate presented a nonlinear kinetic behaviour, while tBuOOH and BnNH2 consumptions were found to follow second-order kinetics.

  5. Preface for the special issue of ISRIUM-2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Manabu Abe and Robert S. Sheridan

    Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3697