The stability order of various alkyl, allyl, and benzyl carbocations was investigated using the novel technique for comparing the stability of carbocations in solution developed by using a simple CSI reaction with various ethers. The p-methoxycinnamyl carbocation was the most stable in our reaction system and the next stable carbocation was the p-methoxybenzyl carbocation. The stability of the other carbocations decreased with methacryl, t-butyl, cinnamyl, acryl, benzyl, 2° and allyl carbocations in that order.
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The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Korea Research Foundation made in the program year of 1998.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry