Reactivity of the Ortho-Claisen Rearrangement
Reitz, Nancy C.
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This research can only be described as in a state of flux! It is concerned with the thermal rearrangement of allyl aryl ethers, known as the normal ortho-Claisen rearrangement. When the ortho positions to the allyloxy moiety are not chemically equivalent, it is of interest to predict ,qualitatively, in which direction, and quantatively, to what extent, allyl migration will occur. The far range goal, then, of this work is to correlate theoretical predictions with experimental data by developing some effective reactivity criteria which can be .applied to known or hypothetical.rearrangements.