4,5-Benzotricyclo[4.1.0.01,3]hept-4-ene

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  • Dr. Udo H. Brinker,

    1. Abteilung für Chemie der Universität, Universitätsstr. 150, D-4630 Bochum 1 (Germany)
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  • Joachim Streu

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    1. Abteilung für Chemie der Universität, Universitätsstr. 150, D-4630 Bochum 1 (Germany)
    • Abteilung für Chemie der Universität, Universitätsstr. 150, D-4630 Bochum 1 (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. We thank Degussa (Frankfurt) for supplying us with chemicals, Dr. W. Dietrich for the 13C− and 250 MHz 1H-NMR spectra of the title compound, Dipl.-Chem. U. Günther for the analysis of the 1H-NMR spectrum, and Prof. Klärner for valuable discussions.

Abstract

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A novel highly strained hydrocarbon, the tetracyclic compound(1), has been synthesized from o-divinylbenzene. The structure of (1) is secured by spectroscopic data. Compound (1) provides the first opportunity of studying the interaction between the spiropentane unit and the benzene ring.

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