Systematic search of transition state conformations

Daniel P. Dolata, David R. Spina, Eugene A. Mash

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Structural axioms for modeling transition states (TSs) for the addition of nucleophiles to carbonyl compounds have been added to WIZARD. These axioms are largely based on Houk's studies and MM2 parameters. With these axioms WIZARD is capable of rapidly and systematically searching the conformational space of TSs for such reactions. The resulting TS conformations were validated by MM2 and MOPAC. The theoretical results and experimental observations are in good agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6571-6574
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number44
StatePublished - Oct 27 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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