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Issue 19, 1976
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The methylenecycloheptatrienyl dianion


Successive metallation-metal hydride elimination reactions using equimolar mixtures of n-butyl lithium and potassium t-pentoxide have been used to synthesize resonance-stablized anions, including the methylenecycloheptatrienyl dianion. (III), which is indicated by simple molecular orbital arguments to be a stable species.

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J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1976, 798-799
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The methylenecycloheptatrienyl dianion

T. Clark and P. V. R. Schleyer, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1976, 798
DOI: 10.1039/C39760000798

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