SN2 reactions

Microsolvation effects on the reactivity of oxy-nucleophiles: the case of gas-phase SN2 reactions of YO-(CH3OH) n=1,2 towards CH3Cl

The modified G4(MP2) method was applied to explore microsolvation effects on the reactivity of four solvated normal oxy-nucleophiles YO−(CH3OH)n=1,2 (Y = CH3, C2H5, FC2H4, ClC2H4), and five α-oxy-nucleophiles YO−(CH3OH)n=1,2 (Y = HO, CH3O, F, Cl, Br), in gas-phase SN2 reactions towards the substrate CH3Cl.