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Correlation of the rates of solvolysis of α-bromoisobutyrophenone using both simple and extended forms of the Grunwald-Winstein equation and the application of correlation analysis to related studies


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Dennis Neil Kevill
Chang-Bae Kim
Malcolm John D’Souza


A Grunwald-Winstein treatment of the specific rates of solvolysis of α-bromoisobutyro phenone in 100% methanol and in several aqueous ethanol, methanol, acetone, 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE), and 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP) mixtures gives a good logarithmic correlation against a linear combination of NT (solvent nucleophilicity) and YBr (solvent ionizing power) values. The l and m sensitivity values are compared to those previously reported for α-bromoacetophenone and to those obtained from parallel treatments of literature specific rate values for the solvolyses of several tertiary mesylates containing a C(=O)R group attached at the α-carbon. Kinetic data obtained earlier by Pasto and Sevenair for the solvolyses of the same substrate in 75% aqueous ethanol (by weight) in the presence of silver perchlorate and perchloric acid are analysed using multiple regression analysis.

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Kevill, D. N.; Kim, C.-B.; D’Souza, M. J. Correlation of the Rates of Solvolysis of α-Bromoisobutyrophenone Using Both Simple and Extended Forms of the Grunwald-Winstein Equation and the Application of Correlation Analysis to Related Studies. Eur. J. Chem. 2018, 9, 1-6.

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