Nitrenes, carbenes, diradicals, and ylides. Interconversions of reactive intermediates.

@article{Wentrup2011NitrenesCD,
  title={Nitrenes, carbenes, diradicals, and ylides. Interconversions of reactive intermediates.},
  author={C. Wentrup},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          393-404
        }
}
  • C. Wentrup
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Accounts of chemical research
Rearrangements of aromatic and heteroaromatic nitrenes and carbenes can be initiated with either heat or light. The thermal reaction is typically induced by flash vacuum thermolysis, with isolation of the products at low temperatures. Photochemical experiments are conducted either under matrix isolation conditions or in solution at ambient temperature. These rearrangements are usually initiated by ring expansion of the nitrene or carbene to a seven-membered ring ketenimine, carbodiimide, or… Expand
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