Rolf Gleiter

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In aqueous solution, enolether radical cations (EE.+) were generated by photoionization (lambda < or = 222 nm) or by electron transfer to radiation-chemically produced oxidizing radicals. Like other radical cations, the EE.+ exhibit electrophilic reactivity with respect to nucleophiles such as water or phosphate as well as electron transfer reactivity, for(More)
[6.8]3Cyclacene as the first hydrocarbon being a fully conjugated molecular belt has been synthesized in an eight-step reaction sequence starting from 4,6-dimethylisophthalaldehyde. It is the smallest and most strained member of the [6.8]cyclacene family, and the synthetic path offers a general route to its higher members. The structural pattern of(More)
To understand the intermolecular interactions between chalcogen centers (O, S, Se, Te), quantum chemical calculations on model systems were carried out. These model systems were pairs of monomers of the composition (CH3)2X1 (X1 = O, S, Se, Te) as the donors and CH3X2Z (with X2 = O, S, Se, Te and Z = Me, CN) as the acceptors. The variation of X1, X2, and Z(More)
It is shown that tubular structures arise in the solid state through close chalcogen-chalcogen (X...X) contacts. As examples a variety of cyclic systems containing sulfur and selenium centers is presented. Common to all of them are close contacts between the chalcogen centers of neighboring stacks giving rise to a zigzag or ladder-type arrangement. In the(More)
The synthesis of sulfur- and selenium-capped polyalkynes with two to four triple bonds was achieved. As starting materials the bis(trimethylsilyl)-protected polyalkynes were used, which were treated with MeLi/LiBr. The reaction of the resulting lithium salts with thiocyanatomethane and selenium/methyl iodide afforded 2(n) and 3(n), respectively.(More)
A variety of arylethynylsilanes (Ar-C[triple bond]C-C6H4-C[triple bond]C)(n)SiMe(4-n) were prepared successfully by reaction of the corresponding chlorosilanes Me(4-n)SiCl(n) with Ar-C[triple bond]C-C6H4-C[triple bond]CM (M = Li, MgBr), which was prepared by treatment of ethynyl(diarylethyne)s Ar-C[triple bond]C-C6H4-C[triple bond]CH with BuLi or MeMgBr.(More)
By means of high level quantum chemical calculations (B2PLYPD and CCSD(T)), the dimerization of alkynes substituted with different groups such as F, Cl, OH, SH, NH2, and CN to the corresponding diradicals and dicarbenes was investigated. We found that in case of monosubstituted alkynes the formation of a bond at the nonsubstituted carbon centers is favored(More)
A carbon nanotube, if it could be cut sideways at the end like a pipe, would yield beltlike structures. These subunits of carbon nanotubes, in their simplest manifestation as the [6](n)cyclacenes, are composed of conjugated six-membered rings that are annelated, that is, made of a series of consecutively fused ring structures. These seemingly simple(More)
The carbonyl ylide dipoles generated by the dirhodium tetra-acetate-catalyzed decomposition of diazocarbonyl precursors 1, 5, and 8 cycloadd to 3-substituted 1,2-diphenylcyclopropenes 3a-e and 3,3-disubstituted cyclopropenes 13, 14, 19, and 20 to give polycyclic compounds with 8-oxatricyclo[3.2.1.0(2,4)]octane and 9-oxatricyclo[3.3.1.0(2,4)]nonane(More)