Novel Thermal Cyclisation of o-Methylstyrylalkynes to give 2-Alkenylnaphthalenes

R Alan Aitken, C BOETERS, J J MORRISON

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Abstract

Formation of o-methylstyrylalkynes by flash vacuum pyrolysis of the corresponding stabilised phosphorus ylides at 900 degrees C is accompanied by unexpected cyclisation to give 2-alkenylnaphthalenes and deuterium labelling has been used to elucidate the mechanisms involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1306
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume36
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 1995

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