Hyperdeamination generates multiple spacer-molecule separated ion-pairs containing high-energy, relatively long-lived carbocations showing near specificity for arenes over their nascent counterions. They exhibit low intermolecular selectivity but surprisingly high intramolecular selectivity. Unlike analogous deaminative benzylations, hyperdeaminative benzylations disobey the Brown Selectivity Relationship. A model for EAS reactions with hyperactive electrophiles is proposed.
Keywords: hyperdeamination, deamination, brown selectivity relationship, friedel-crafts, benzylation
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