Some studies in carbocyclic chemistry
thesisposted on 05.07.2018 by Neil J. Hales
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The work described in this thesis forms part of an attempt to understand some of the factors controlling the acid-catalysed rearrangements of 1-methoxybenzobarrelenes. A review is presented in chapter one of the important features of the rearrangement-chemistry of dibenzo- and benzo-barrelenes. The commonly observed interconversion of the bicyclo[2,2,2]octadien-2-yl and bicyclo[3,2,1]octadien-2-yl cations is discussed in detail and finally some of the extensive rearrangements of highly substituted benzobarrelenes are presented to illustrate the more subtle aspects of the rearrangements. [Continues.]
Science Research Council.