Mechanism of the ring opening of a tetraaryl thiirane cation radical

Richard S. Glass, Woncheol Jung

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The mechanism for the photocycloaddition of tetraarylthiiranes 1 with TCNE was probed by stereochemical and spectroscopic studies. Evidence is presented that the cation radical formed on irradiation of the charge transfer complexes of 1 and TCNE is a p-anisyl π-cation radical which then undergoes stereospecific ring opening by C-C bond cleavage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-424
Number of pages2
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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