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ECLIPSED GROUND-STATE CONFORMATIONS OF THE TERT-BUTYL-X BOND IN N-TERT-BUTOXY-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE AND N-NEOPENTYL-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE - X-RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE DETERMINATIONS AND MOLECULAR MECHANICS CALCULATIONS

ANDERSON, JE; TOCHER, DA; CORRIE, JET; LUNAZZI, L; (1993) ECLIPSED GROUND-STATE CONFORMATIONS OF THE TERT-BUTYL-X BOND IN N-TERT-BUTOXY-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE AND N-NEOPENTYL-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE - X-RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE DETERMINATIONS AND MOLECULAR MECHANICS CALCULATIONS. J AM CHEM SOC , 115 (9) 3494 - 3498.

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Abstract

X-ray crystallographic studies of derivatives of N-methoxy- and N-tert-butoxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine show that as expected the N-O bond is staggered with respect to the C-H bonds of the methoxy group in the former case, yet it eclipses a C-methyl bond of the tert-butyl group in the latter case. Molecular mechanics calculations confirm this and show that likewise the preferred conformation of N-neopentyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine has the CH2 to tert-butyl group bond eclipsed, whereas in the corresponding N-ethyl compound the CH2 to methyl bond is staggered. Calculations of tetramethylcyclohexyl analogues and of axial conformations of all of these molecules are reported.

Type:Article
Title:ECLIPSED GROUND-STATE CONFORMATIONS OF THE TERT-BUTYL-X BOND IN N-TERT-BUTOXY-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE AND N-NEOPENTYL-2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE - X-RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE DETERMINATIONS AND MOLECULAR MECHANICS CALCULATIONS
Keywords:INTERNAL-ROTATION, FORCE-FIELD, 1,3-DIOXANES, HYDROCARBONS, SPECTRUM, ETHANE, MM3
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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