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Reaction of methanol with perfluorotetracyclobuta-1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene

TitleReaction of methanol with perfluorotetracyclobuta-1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsCullen, WR, Rettig, SJ, Moore, AE, Soulen, RL
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Volume76
Pagination121-124
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0022-1139
KeywordsCRYSTAL, IR spectroscopy, MASS SPECTROMETRY, METHANOL, NMR spectroscopy, perfluorotetracyclobutacyclo-octatetraene, reaction, STRUCTURE
Abstract

Perfluorotetracyclobuteno-1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene (PCOT) is a planar and centrosymmetric molecule which possesses an extraordinary electron affinity due to the planarity of the eight pi-electron system and the cumulative electron-withdrawing effects of the 16 fluorine atoms. An improved method for the synthesis of PCOT and the product resulting from the spontaneous reaction of PCOT with excess alcohol is reported. Crystal structures of the methyl (1) and ethyl (2) derivatives are described.

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