PAPER: On the structure of C,N-diphenylnitrone in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions

Gothelf, K. V.; Hazell, R. G.; Jørgensen, K. A.

Acta Chem. Scand. 1997, 51, 1234–1235, doi: 10.3891/acta.chem.scand.51-1234


The geometry of C,N-diphenylnitrone, used in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions with alkenes. has been investigated using X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations. Based on these investigations it is confirmed that the nitrone has Z-geometry in the solid phase and in solution.

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