This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank CHEMETALL GmbH, Union Rheinische Braunkohlen Kraftstoff AG, and Hoechst AG for donating chemicals.
Octahydro-1,2,3:4,5,6-dimethenopentalene-2-carbonitrile, the First Derivative of a Yet-Unknown (CH)10 Hydrocarbon†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 33, Issue 15-16, pages 1639–1641, September 2, 1994
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Christl, M., Türk, M., Peters, E.-M., Peters, K. and von Schnering, H. G. (1994), Octahydro-1,2,3:4,5,6-dimethenopentalene-2-carbonitrile, the First Derivative of a Yet-Unknown (CH)10 Hydrocarbon. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 33: 1639–1641. doi: 10.1002/anie.199416391
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAR 1994
Two proximate bicyclobutane units are contained in the new hexacycle 3. Their arrangement facilitates a transannular reaction in the radical addition of thiophenol to give the cage compound 4. Starting from benzvalene (1), the route to 3 comprises only five steps: the first (1 → 2) is a Pauson-Khand reaction.