Ring inversion of CH2-X-CH2-bridged peri-naphthalenes. A dynamic n.m.r. study

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Barriers to the inversion of the six-membered rings formed by bridging the 1 - and 8-positions of naphthalene with a CH2-X-CH2 chain (X = 0,S,Se, or Te) increase along the series, O<S<Se<Te, in marked contrast with the corresponding pentamethylene heterocycles, reflecting the importance of bond angle strain during inversion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

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