Density functional theory calculations demonstrate that Al(iii)-catalyzed conversion of glyoxal to glycolic acid proceeds via a 7-membered dual Lewis acid-hydrogen bonding activation transition state of the 1,2-hydride shift, rather than the previously proposed 5-membered metal-alkoxide chelate activation transition state.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry