Decomposition of Carbocations by Sterically Hindered Pyridines (SHPs)
This document describes this important discovery in semi-technical terms.
Please refer to Section 4.2.3 in this portion of Dr. Lewis’ Ph.D. dissertation for details relating to the original discovery of this behavior.
Work relating to this topic can be found in the following journal articles:
  • Jianfang, C.; Lewis, S. P.; Collins, S.; Sciarone, T. J. J.; Henderson, L. D.; Chase, P. A.; Irvine, G. J.; Piers, W. E.; Elsegood, M. R. J.; Clegg, W. Organometallics, 2007, 26, 5667-5679.
  • Jianfang, C.; Lewis, S. P.; Kennedy, J. P.; Collins, S. Macromolecules, 2007, 40(21), 7421-7423.