We herein demonstrate that the global electrophilicity may be distributed into fragments within a single molecule by using an empirical partitioning scheme of the electronic chemical potential framed on the chemical potential inequality principle. Group electrophilicity for several fragments may thereby be defined. Their values show a remarkable stability, independent of the chemical environment they are attached to. The model is applied to asses the chemical reactivity of a series of fragments involved in intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry