Mono- and bis-imidazolidinium ethynyl cations and the reduction of the latter to give an extended bis-1,4-(cumulene)-p-carbo-quinoid system
Barry, Brian M.
Soper, R. Graeme
Robertson, Katherine N.
McClennan, William L.
Veinot, Alex J.
Roemmele, Tracey L.
Boeré, René T.
An extended π-system containing two cumulene fragments separated by a p-carbo-quinoid and stabilized by two capping N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) has been prepared. Mono- and bis-imidazolidinium ethynyl cations have also been synthesized from the reaction of an NHC with phenylethynyl bromide or 1,4bis(bromoethynyl)benzene. Cyclic voltammetry coupled with synthetic and structural studies showed that the dication is readily reduced to a neutral, singlet bis-1,4-(cumulene)-p-carbo-quinoid due to the πaccepting properties of the capping NHCs
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Alkynes , Cumulenes , N-heterocycliccarbenes , Propargylcations , Reduction
Barry, B. M., Soper, R. G., Hurmalainen, J., Mansikkamäki, A., Robertson, K. N., McClennan, W. L.,...Masuda, J. D. (2017). Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(3), 749-754. DOI:10.1002/anie.201711031