Posts Tagged ‘aqueous ethanoic acid solutions’

I’ve started so I’ll finish. Mechanism and kinetic isotope effects for protiodecarboxylation of indoles.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Another mechanistic study we started in 1972[1] is here 40+ years on subjected to quantum mechanical scrutiny.



  1. B.C. Challis, and H.S. Rzepa, "Heteroaromatic hydrogen exchange reactions. Part 9. Acid catalysed decarboxylation of indole-3-carboxylic acids", Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2, pp. 281, 1977.