A large number of fully optimised transition structures for rotation, inversion, N → O CH+3 shifts, N → O CH2OH+ shifts, N → O H+ shifts, N → O H3O+ shifts, N → N H+ shifts and N → N H3O+ shifts of first and second order are reported for several reactions of N-nitrosamines. The optimisations were carried out mainly at the restricted Hartree–Fock level (RHF) with a 4–21G split-valence basis set, but a representative H+-shift saddle point was studied with a 6–31G* double-zeta plus polarisation basis set at both the RHF and second-order Møller–Plesset levels. The relevance of these transition structures to the formation and decomposition of carcinogenic nitrosamines is discussed.
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|