Arene 1,4-diradical formation from o-dialkynylarenes

M. F. Semmelhack, Thomas Neu, Francisco Foubelo

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A series of five arene and quinone derivatives with dialkynyl substituents in the ortho positions and fixed in a 10-membered ring were prepared and tested with respect to thermal rearrangement to the corresponding arene 1,4 diradicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3277-3280
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 2 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


  • 4-diyls
  • Bergman rearrangment
  • arene-1
  • diyne-enes
  • o-dalkynylarenes


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