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The mechanism of ester hydrolysis via alkyl oxygen cleavage under a quantum microscope

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

My previous dissection of the mechanism for ester hydrolysis dealt with the acyl-oxygen cleavage route (red bond). There is a much rarer[cite]10.1039/jr9550001522[/cite] alternative: alkyl-oxygen cleavage (green bond) which I now place under the microscope.