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Wilfried Hoffmann: How to model reaction mechanisms in elementary steps and benefit from enhanced mechanistic understanding
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
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This event will discuss chemical reactions where it is beneficial to model the reaction mechanism using elementary steps. Examples will include the competing SN1 vs SN2 mechanism in a nucleophilic substitution, the very exothermic reaction of sodium thiosulfate and hydrogen peroxide and esterification with the detailed mechanism, so that the impact of acid catalysis (pH) can be visualised. When the entire mechanism is treated as a single reaction, this can lead to erroneous conclusions. The implications for process scale-up are highlighted.
Event audio will be available via your computer speakers and headset.
Registration is open to DynoChem customers and prospective customers from industry, academia and government.