Benzocyclohex-1-en-3-yne at High Temperature

TitleBenzocyclohex-1-en-3-yne at High Temperature, Journal of the American Chemical Society 120, 8315-8318
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsLu, Peter J., Weitao Pan, and Maitland Jones Jr.
Abstract

Generation of benzocyclohex-1-en-3-yne in two ways leads to naphthalene and methyleneindene (benzofulvene). Labeling studies favor a multistep mechanism involving an initial electrocyclic ring opening, and carbene−alkene interconversions.

URLhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja981434l
DOI10.1021/ja981434l
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