A reaction path network for Wöhler’s urea synthesis

Yosuke Sumiya, Satoshi Maeda

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We theoretically studied reaction paths of Wöhler’s urea synthesis using the artificial force induced reaction method and the rate constant matrix contraction method. The systematic search resulted in a reaction path network consisting of 885 local minima. The network includes not only paths giving the main product, urea, but also those leading to a byproduct, carbonic acid. The reaction path network thus provided an entire picture of the mechanism of Wöhler’s urea synthesis including the reaction selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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