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A “Hot, Energized” Benzyne

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  • We thank Prof. B. K. Carpenter, Cardiff, for helpful comments.

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Fundamental aspects of chemically activated reactive intermediates can possibly be learned from the novel generation of arynes. The intramolecular [4+2] cycloaddition between a diyne and an (electronically activated) alkyne also provides a new route to generate arynes (see scheme).

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