Stereochemistry of N-benzylidene- and N-(1-phenylethylidene)aniline

Richard F. Murphy and Rainer Glaser*

Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 65211 (USA)


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Figure 1. Structures of 1 (R = H, left column) and 2 (R = Me).

Figure 3. Transition state structures for the rotational enantiomerization of (Z)-1 and (Z)-2.

Figure 4. Transition state structures for the rotational enantiomerization and automerization of (E)-1 and (E)-2.

Figure 5. Transition state structures for N-inversion of 1 (left) and 2.