Dedicated with friendship to Professor C. H. Nenitzescu on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Attempts to Synthetize Tetramethylyclobutadiene†
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1962 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 1, Issue 10, pages 519–527, October 1962
How to Cite
Criegee, R. (1962), Attempts to Synthetize Tetramethylyclobutadiene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 1: 519–527. doi: 10.1002/anie.196205191
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAR 1962
Attempts to prepare cyclobutadiene, which is primarily of theoretical interest, or one of its derivatives have so far led only to products structurally closely related to tetramethylcyclobutadiene. It has not been possible to prepare the compound itself nor to establish unequivocally that it occurs as a reaction intermediate.