Reversible Reactions of Ethylene with Distannynes Under Ambient Conditions

@article{Peng2009ReversibleRO,
  title={Reversible Reactions of Ethylene with Distannynes Under Ambient Conditions},
  author={Yang Peng and Bobby D. Ellis and Xinping Wang and James C. Fettinger and Philip P. Power},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={1668 - 1670}
}
Tin Two-Step Doubly and triply bonded carbon compounds have a well-studied tendency to link up with one another and form rings. The rates of these reactions and their relative susceptibilities to acceleration by heat versus light are encapsulated in the decades-old Woodward-Hoffmann rules. More recently, alkene and alkyne analogs have been prepared with heavier elements such as silicon and tin substituted for carbon. Peng et al. (p. 1668; see the Perspective by Sita) have now discovered that… Expand
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