Asymmetric Autocatalysis: The Soai Reaction
Chapter 8: Mechanism of the Soai Reaction – DFT and Kinetic Computations of the Catalytic Cycle
Published:28 Oct 2022
I. D. Gridnev, A. K. Vorobiev, and A. V. Bogdanov, in Asymmetric Autocatalysis: The Soai Reaction, ed. K. Soai, T. Kawasaki, and A. Matsumoto, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022, ch. 8, pp. 156-178.
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This chapter surveys the results of quantum chemical calculations and kinetic measurements of the Soai reaction presented in the literature. Two computed mechanisms are compared. Contradictions and weaknesses of available kinetic data, as well as the lack of reliable experimental results are illuminated. Possible ways to overcome this shortage are discussed.