Identification and characterization of 1,2-BN cyclohexene using microwave spectroscopy

Stephen G. Kukolich, Ming Sun, Adam M. Daly, Wei Luo, Lev N. Zakharov, Shih Yuan Liu

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1,2-BN cyclohexene has been produced from 1,2-BN cyclohexane through the loss of H2 and characterized and identified using a pulsed-beam Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer. Microwave spectra were measured in the frequency range of 5.5-12.5 GHz, providing accurate rotational constants and quadrupole coupling strengths. Results of high level calculations allowed clear assignment of the spectra to 1,2-BN cyclohexene. Heating the initial compound, 1,2-BN cyclohexane, to 60 °C in a 1 atm neon stream results in the loss of H2 and conversion to 1,2-BN cyclohexene and this appears to be the first characterization of this compound as the 1,2-BN cyclohexene monomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
StatePublished - Oct 16 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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