Small Rings with Carbon-Carbon Triple Bonds


  • Prof. Dr. G. Wittig

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Heidelberg (Germany)
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    • From a lecture delivered at the Butlerov Jubilee in Leningrad 1961.


Over the last few years, numerous hydrocarbon ring structures with triple bonds have been studied, e.g. cycloalkynes, heterocyclic compounds with triple bonds, and particularly dehydrobenzene (better known in the Anglo-American literature as benzyne). Dehydrobenzene has not yet isolated. The prospects of doing so are discussed.