Synthesis and rotation barriers in 2, 6-Di-(o-anisyl) anisole

Takuhei Yamamoto, Pi Yu Chen, Guangxin Lin, Anna B̈och-Mechkour, Neil E. Jacobsen, Thomas Bally, Richard S. Glass

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Variable temperature 1H NMR spectroscopic studies of 2, 6-di(o-anisyl) anisole show syn and anti atropisomers at low temperature. The barrier for interconverting these isomers by rotation about the aryl-aryl bond, found by fitting the experimental data, is 41.2 kJ/mol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)878-882
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012


  • conformational analysis
  • dynamic NMR
  • quantum chemical calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Yamamoto, T., Chen, P. Y., Lin, G., B̈och-Mechkour, A., Jacobsen, N. E., Bally, T., & Glass, R. S. (2012). Synthesis and rotation barriers in 2, 6-Di-(o-anisyl) anisole. Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 25(10), 878-882.