Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Editor-in-Chief: Luis Echegoyen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 36/57 (Chemistry Organic); 98/139 (Chemistry Physical)

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  1. Theoretical study on the mechanism of thieno[3,2-b]benzofuranbromination: the importance of Lewis and non-Lewis type NBOs interactions along the reaction path

    Ausra Vektariene

    Article first published online: 4 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3483

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    Reactions usually occur between electron-rich donating and electron accepting species. The nature of the reaction between bromine and aromatic electron-rich benzofuzed heterocycles still remains an unusual process because it involves participation of two electron-rich, donating and allegedly nucleophilic species. This article looks into the reaction mechanism and explains why and how important molecular transformations proceed during the entire reaction progress at the electronic structure level.

  2. The antioxidant activity of 4-hydroxycoumarin derivatives and some sulfured analogs

    Samia Rouaiguia-Bouakkaz and Ali Benayahoum

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3475

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    The antioxidant activity of seven hydroxycoumarin and their sulfured analogus were investigated by DFT method. The BDE values of sulphured coumarins were lower than those of hydroxylated analogs. The HAT mechanism is dominant in both benzene and vacuum. The SPLET mechanism represents the most thermodynamically preferred reaction pathway in water.

  3. Density functional theory calculations on S―S bond dissociation energies of disulfides

    Yi-Meng Yang, Hai-Zhu Yu, Xiao-Hui Sun and Zhi-Min Dang

    Article first published online: 7 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3480

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    The S-S bond dissociation energies of different types of disulfides has been evaluated by density functional theory (M06-2X) calculations.

  4. Ruthenium(III) catalysed and uncatalysed oxidative mechanisms of methylxanthine drug theophylline by copper(III) periodate complex in alkali media: a comparative approach

    Prashant A. Magdum, Atmanand M. Bagoji and Sharanappa T. Nandibewoor

    Article first published online: 7 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3478

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    The title reaction exhibits 1:4 stoichiometry ([theophylline]:[diperiodatocuprate(III)]) in both the cases. Based on the experimental results, the plausible mechanisms were proposed, and rate laws were derived. The reaction constants involved in the different steps of the mechanisms were evaluated.

  5. Theoretical studies on the single proton transfer process in adenine base

    Huifang Li, Lisheng Zhang, Hui Zhou, Yanfei Wang and Xiaolin Fan

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3479

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    Single intramolecular proton transfer (SPT) is favored when Mn+ interacting at the N3 position of adenine. SPT becomes unfavorable if Mn+ coordinated with N7 atom of adenine. Water can act as a mediator to assist the SPT in adenine base.