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Coarctate reactions as a third fundamental organic-mechanistic type.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

According to Herges[cite]10.1021/ci00017a011[/cite],[cite]10.1039/c2cc34026g[/cite] the mechanism of single-step (concerted) reactions can be divided into three basic types; linear (e.g. substitution, elimination etc), pericyclic (e.g. Diels Alder) and a third much rarer, and hence very often overlooked type that was named coarctate. This is based on the topology of bond redistribution patterns, an explicit real example[cite]bhsn4t[/cite] illustrating: