Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Editor-in-Chief: Luis Echegoyen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 38/59 (Chemistry Organic); 110/146 (Chemistry Physical)

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    José G. Santos and Marcela Gazitúa

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3818

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    In the stepwise reactions of O-(4-nitrophenyl) S-(4-nitrophenyl) dithiocarbonate, the change of nucleophile from pyridines (Intermediate III; only 1 nucleofuge, 4-nitrophenolate ion, is observed) to anilines (Intermediate I; 2 nucleofuges are observed) shows that the nature of the amine affects the relative nucleofugality of groups.

    The reaction with secondary alicyclic amines changes the mechanism to concerted.

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    Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3815

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    Kendall N. Houk and Fang Liu

    Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3810

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    This is a short account of the life and accomplishments of John D. Roberts on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Jack Roberts' education at UCLA, his extraordinary career, and chemical discoveries contributed to the development of physical organic chemistry as a pervasive force on science. This article is based on the first John D. Roberts Lecture given at UCLA on May 19, 2016.

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    María Rodríguez, Lara Silva, Mercedes Parajó, Pedro Rodríguez-Dafonte and Luis García-Río

    Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3820

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    Dynamics for ethyl orange inclusion into the cyclodextrin cavity are strongly affected by the concentration of uncomplexed host. Equilibrium constants for very fast inclusion process can be obtained from ethyl orange inclusion kinetics.

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    Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3814

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    The effect of 3 amino acids on the self-assembly properties of the surface-active ionic liquids: [C14mim][Br] was studied in neutral and basic aqueous solution. The results shown that L-Trp is the AA that interacts most strongly with the headgroup of the surfactant cation.