Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 11-23

Similarity Approach to Chemical Reactivity. Substituent Effect in Pericyclic Reactions

Robert Ponec

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic


The recently introduced similarity approach to chemical reactivity was applied to the systematic investigation of the substituent effect on pericyclic reactivity. The agreement of the resulting predictions with available experimental or theoretical data confirms that the basic features of the substituent effect are correctly reproduced by the model.