Table 2 Fraction of total reactive trajectories as a function of product ion scattering angle for the different anti-E2 and syn-E2 mechanisms

From: Imaging dynamic fingerprints of competing E2 and SN2 reactions

Reaction mechanism Scattering angle
  0–45° 45–90° 90–135° 135–180°
anti-E2 direct 0.14 0.24 0.14 0.055
anti-E2 indirect 0.07 0.055 0.02 0.02
syn-E2 direct 0.07 0.045 0.035 0.03
syn-E2 indirect 0.035 0.01 0.035
Total (theory) 0.32 0.35 0.23 0.10
Total (experiment) 0.14 0.40 0.34 0.11