Ozonolysis of tetramethylethylene: characterization of cyclic and open-chain oligoperoxidic products.

@article{Barton2004OzonolysisOT,
  title={Ozonolysis of tetramethylethylene: characterization of cyclic and open-chain oligoperoxidic products.},
  author={Matthew Barton and John R Ebdon and Andrew B Foster and Steve Rimmer},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 21},
  pages={6967-73}
}
The ozonolysis of tetramethylethylene (TME) in solution to high conversion in nonparticipating solvents at -60 degrees C yields predominantly oligoperoxides. For the first time, these products have been characterized using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) under soft ionization conditions. The predominant structure formed in reactions carried out in pentane (up to 2.0 M TME) is shown to be the cyclic hexamer of acetone carbonyl oxide (oligocarbonyl oxide with degree of… CONTINUE READING