Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Editor-in-Chief: Luis Echegoyen

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  1. Characterizations of B and N heteroatoms as substitutional doping on structure, stability, and aromaticity of novel heterofullerenes evolved from the smallest fullerene cage C20: a density functional theory perspective

    Somayeh Soleimani Amiri, Maryam Koohi and Behrooz Mirza

    Article first published online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3573

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    In this work, effect of B and N heteroatoms on the proposed six BbNnC20-(b + n) analogs are investigated by using density functional theory method.

  2. A paradigm shift in rate determining step from single electron transfer between phenylsulfinylacetic acids and iron(III) polypyridyl complexes to nucleophilic attack of water to the produced sulfoxide radical cation: a non-linear Hammett

    Perumal Subramaniam, Jebamoney Janet Sylvia Jaba Rose and Rajasingh Jeevi Esther Rathinakumari

    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3571

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    The oxidative decarboxylation of phenylsulfinylacetic acids (PSAA) by iron(III) polypyridyl complexes in aqueous acetonitrile is facilitated by both electron-releasing and electron-withdrawing substituents in PSAA. The observed experimental results are rationalized by change in reaction mechanism involving electron transfer from PSAA to polypyridyl complex for electron releasing groups and nucleophilic attack of water on the sulfoxide cation radical for electron-withdrawing groups in the rate determining step. A fair agreement of the experimental data with Marcus theory is observed.

  3. Solution properties of phenothiazine drug promazine hydrochloride with cationic hydrotropes in aqueous/electrolyte solution at different temperature

    Malik Abdul Rub, Naved Azum, Abdullah M. Asiri, Mohie E. M. Zayed and Abdulrahman O. Al-Youbi

    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3570

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    The current work deals with the mixed micellization phenomena of promazine hydrochloride (PMZ) drug with cationic hydrotropes in absence/presence of 50 mmol kg−1 NaCl at different temperature. PMZ is an amphiphilic phenothiazine drug and employed for the cure of mania and schizophrenia. The experimental data were analyzed according to different mixing models. NaCl further reduces the critical micelle concentration of pure amphiphiles and their mixed systems. Thermodynamic parameters favor the process of micellization, which is found to be entropy driven.

  4. Recent progress in the synthesis of regio-isomerically pure bis-adducts of empty and endohedral fullerenes

    Maira R. Cerón and Luis Echegoyen

    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3563

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    Tethered bis-additions to empty fullerenes work very well to limit the number of regioisomers but are ineffective with endohedral fullerenes

  5. The solvolysis mechanism of simple secondary tosylates in 50% aqueous TFE

    Dian Li and Nicholas H. Williams

    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3559

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    The solvolysis and isomerisation of simple secondary tosylates can be described by a mechanistic scheme involving a common carbenium ion intermediate, but only if the solvent is preorganised for the solvolysis reaction. 1,2-hydride transfer and isotope exchange compete inefficiently with ion return and solvolysis. Alternatively, a series of parallel concerted reactions (solvolysis, 1,2-hydride transfer and isotope exchange) would also account for these data.