• Chemistry
  • Published 1994

Novel aspects of benzyne chemistry

  title={Novel aspects of benzyne chemistry},
  author={Michael A Birkett},
Chapter One describes attempts at utilising ortho-quinodimethanes in the synthesis of polycyclic ring systems, where construction of the the 1,4-elimination precursor could not be achieved. Additionally, several attempts were made to utilise the diradical behaviour which ortho-quinodimethanes are thought to possess, in similar annulative reactions. Unsuccessful attempts at generating furanyl- ,benzofuranyl- and benzenoid- derived diradical species, however, brought these particular studies to… CONTINUE READING