Quinoidal tetrazines: Formation of a fascinating compound class

Beatrix Bostai, Zoltán Nováky, Attila C. Bényei, András Kotschy

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A series of different N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) were reacted with 3,6-bis(3′,5′-dimethylpyrazolyl)-tetrazine in the presence of an inorganic carbonate to provide access to a hitherto unprecedented compound class. The formed tetrazine derivatives bearing the NHC in the 3-position and an oxygen in the 6-position show a quinoidal-like structure, according to physical examinations and X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3437-3439
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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