Ethynediol: Photochemical Generation and Matrix-spectroscopic Identification

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  • Günther Maier,

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, 35392 Gießen, Germany
    • Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, 35392 Gießen, Germany
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  • Christine Rohr

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, 35392 Gießen, Germany
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Abstract

Irradiation of squaric acid (4) in an argon matrix at 10 K leads to ethynediol (dihydroxyacetylene) (1) via bis (hydroxyketenyl) 5 and deltic acid (6). The identification of 1 is based on the comparison between the experimental and calculated IR spectrum.

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