P-W-BRC-9 A Study of Lewis Acidity on Group 3A Oxides

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Jingye Yu, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Group 3A group metal oxides showed a good linear correlation between alcohol dehydration barriers and carbenium-ion stabilities. There is a systematic shift in the barrier heights due to the differences in the Lewis acidity of these different oxides, as determined by the electronegativity of the metal cations.

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