(Z)-3,7-Bis(phenylsulfonyl)pentacyclo[5.1.0.02,4.03,5.06,8]octane, an Octabisvalene Derivative

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  • Dr. Christoph Rücker,

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (FRG)
    • Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (FRG)
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  • Prof. Dr. Horst Prinzbach

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (FRG)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and by BASF AG.—We thank Prof. Dr. H. Fritz and Dr. D. Hunkler for NMR measurements, Dr. J. Wörth for MS measurements, and Mrs. M. Lutterbeck for experimental assistance.

  • Dedicated to Professor Günther Wilke on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Abstract

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Octabisvalene, (CH)8, which still unknown, is the third saturated and highly strained valence isomer of cyclooctatetrane. The first crystalline derivative 1, X = SO2C6H5, has been synthesized from cis-benzenetrioxide. 1 is stable up to ca. 200°C.

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