Flash vacuum pyrolytic generation of arynes - in retrospect

Roger Brown

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The development of the chemistry of benzyne and of arynes under flash vacuum pyrolytic conditions was strongly influenced by a parallel study of the chemistry of propadienones, and by the discovery of the acetylene/methylenecarbene rearrangement. A limited range of typical aryne reactions studied at The Australian National University and at Monash University from 1965 to 1996 is described, and pathways of aryne formation are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002 - 1006
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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