Figure 1: Vibrational enhancement of bimolecular reactions. | Nature Chemistry

Figure 1: Vibrational enhancement of bimolecular reactions.

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Figure 1

a, Schematic plot of a generic binary reaction and the potential influence of vibrational excitation. b, Heyne and co-workers4 excited the OH and NCO stretching vibrations of their reactants to enhance the rate of formation of urethane and polyurethane. Shown here is the urethane synthesis; vibrationally excited phenylisocyanate and cyclohexanol react to produce cyclohexyl-carbanilate. Polyurethane was made by starting with toluene-2,4-diisocyanate and 2,2,2-trichloroethane-1,1-diol.

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