With a Little Help from My Friends: Forty Years of Fruitful Chemical Collaborations

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Article discussing forty years of fruitful chemical collaborations and the author's perspective on collaborative research in eight different areas of organic and theoretical chemistry.

Creator(s): Borden, Weston T., 1943-
Creation Date: March 31, 2011
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Borden, Weston T., 1943-

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: American Chemical Society
Place of Publication: [Washington, D.C.]
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  • Creation: March 31, 2011
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Article discussing forty years of fruitful chemical collaborations and the author's perspective on collaborative research in eight different areas of organic and theoretical chemistry.

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Department: Chemistry
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Reprinted with permission from The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Copyright 2011 American Chemical Society.

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Abstract: Over the past 40 years, much of the author's research, both computational and experimental, has involved collaborations. This Perspective describes some of the author's collaborative research in eight different areas of organic and theoretical chemistry: (1) hydrocarbons containing unsaturatively, 1,3-bridged cyclobutane rings, (2) the use of orbital topology for predicting the ground states of diradicals, (3) violations of Hund's rule, (4) the chemistry of phenylnitrenes, (5) tunneling by carbon in organic reactions, (6) the Cope rearrangement and the effect of substituents on it, (7) pyramidalized alkenes, dehydrocubanes, cubyl cation, and octanitrocubane, and (8) the effects of geminal fluorine substitution at C-2 of 1,3-diradicals. Highlighted in this Perspective are the synergism between calculations and experiments in the author's research and the many different roles that serendipity has played in the collaborations that are described herein.

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22 p.

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Keyword(s): collaborative research | organic chemistry | theoretical chemistry
Source: The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, Washington DC: American Chemical Society, pp. 2943-2964
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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  • DOI: 10.1021/jo200213x
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc71809
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Publication Title: The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume: 76
Page Start: 2943
Page End: 2964
Peer Reviewed: Yes