Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides .8. Preparation of symmetrical and unsymmetrical 1,3-diynes from alkynoyl ylides and oxalyl diylides

R Alan Aitken, H Herion, C E R Horsburgh, N Karodia, S Seth

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Abstract

Seven examples of the alkynoyl phosphorus ylides 5 have been prepared and are found, upon flash vacuum pyrolysis (FVP) at 750 degrees C, to undergo extrusion of Ph(3)PO to give the unsymmetrical 1,3-diynes 9 in moderate yield. Six examples of the oxalyl diylides 6 have been prepared and their fully assigned C-13 NMR spectra are presented. Upon FVP, those with R = aryl undergo two-fold extrusion of Ph(3)PO to give symmetrical 1,3-diynes 13 but this requires the unusually severe temperature of 900 degrees C. In contrast those with R = CO(2)Me, CO(2)Et or COPh undergo complete reaction at 500 degrees C but afford only Ph(3)PO and fragmentation products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-489
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 1996

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