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In a chemical reaction that yields one product (X) from one conformational isomer (A’) and a different product (Y) from another conformational isomer (A”) (and. Curtin Hammett Principle, transition state theory, equilibrium constant. J. I. Seeman, J. Chem,Ed. , 63, The Curtin-Hammett Principle and the Winstein-Holness. Equation. J. I. Seeman, Chem. Rev. , 83,

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This results in selective production of the more-substituted monoester. When ground state energies are different but transition state energies are similar, selectivity will be degraded in the transition state, and poor overall selectivity may be observed.

This compound is then treated with one equivalent of acyl chloride to produce the stannyl monoester.

Curtin–Hammett principle – Wikipedia

Stang, inthe journal moved to a hybrid open access publishing model. However, in a real-world scenario, the two reactants are likely at somewhat different energy levels, although the barrier to their interconversion must be low for the Curtin—Hammett scenario to apply.

If reactants A and B were at identical energies, the product ratio would depend only on the activation barriers of the reactions leading to each respective product. In his magnum opus On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances, according to the second law of thermodynamics, for systems reacting at STP, there is a general natural tendency to achieve a minimum of the Gibbs free energy.

As a result, poor overall selectivity is observed in the reaction. Sincethe journal is edited by Peter J. An example of a Curtin—Hammett scenario in which the more stable conformational isomer reacts more quickly is observed during the oxidation of piperidines. As a result, the product distribution will not necessarily reflect the equilibrium distribution of the two intermediates.

Equilibrium distribution of two conformers at different temperatures given the free energy of their interconversion.


This product ratio is consistent with the computed difference in transition state energies. For example, given species A and B that equilibrate rapidly while A turns irreversibly into Cand B turns irreversibly into D:. However, allowing the two isomers to equilibrate results in an excess of the more stable primary alkoxystannane in solution. D product ratio is not equal to the equilibrium A: In addition, conformational analysis can be used to predict and explain product selectivity, mechanisms, the types of conformational isomers are related to the spatial orientations of the substituents between two vicinal atoms.

The series of steps together make a reaction mechanism and it is stable in the sense that an elementary reaction forms the reactive intermediate and the elementary reaction in the next step is needed to destroy it.

Such isomers are generally referred to as conformational isomers or conformers and, specifically, rotations about single bonds are restricted by a rotational energy barrier which must be overcome to interconvert one conformer to another. The reaction could result in the formation of two possible double bond isomers. The rapidly interconverting reactants can have any relationship between themselves stereoisomersconstitutional isomersconformational isomers, etc.

This equation indicates that the fraction of the amount of reactant population that will break down in each time period is independent of the initial amount present 7. The symmetry-allowed [2,3] sigmatropic rearrangement must follow a pathway that is lower in activation energy than the 1,4-methyl shift, explaining the exclusive formation of the desired product.

A Curtin—Hammett scenario was invoked to explain selectivity in the syntheses of kapakahines B and F, two cyclic peptides isolated from marine sponges. However, because the amide-bond-forming step was irreversible and the barrier to isomerization was low, the major product was derived from the faster-reacting intermediate.

This results in selective production of the more-substituted monoester. Studies demonstrate that the cyclization step is irreversible in the solvent used to hammegt the reaction, suggesting that Yammett kinetics can explain the product selectivity.


Although these quantities may at first appear synonymous, the latter takes into account the equilibrium constant for interconversion of A and Bwhile the former does not. Two isomers of the stannyl ester are accessible, and can undergo rapid interconversion through a tetrahedral intermediate. As such, a reduction in G is a condition for the spontaneity of processes at constant pressure and temperature. Hydride insertion allows for facile alkene isomerization.

That is, the barrier must be small enough for the interconversion to occur.

During that period, many scientists and researchers contributed significantly to the development of the theory, the basic ideas behind transition state theory are as follows, Rates of reaction can be studied by examining activated complexes near the saddle point of a potential energy surface.

The Curtin—Hammett principle is used to explain the selectivity ratios for some stereoselective reactions.

Stated another way, the product distribution reflects the difference in energy between the two rate-limiting transition states. This occurs when the transition state from the major intermediate to its respective product is lower in energy than the transition state from the minor intermediate to the other possible product.

Curtin–Hammett principle

The terms reactant and reagent are often used interchangeably—however, a reactant is more specifically a cutin consumed in the course of a chemical reaction, solvents, though involved in the reaction, are usually not called reactants.

Three isotherms are given in the depicting the equilibrium distribution of two conformers at different temperatures. Zero order reactions are found when a material that is required for the reaction to proceed.