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Spectroscopic and computational studies on the rearrangement of ionized [1.1.1]propellane and some of its valence isomers: the key role of vibronic coupling

Müller, Beat ; Bally, Thomas ; Pappas, Robert ; Williams, Ffrancon

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, vol. 132, no. 41, p. 14649–14660

The [1.1.1]propellane radical cation 1•+, generated by radiolytic oxidation of the parent compound in argon and Freon matrices at low temperatures, undergoes a spontaneous rearrangement to form the distonic 1,1-dimethyleneallene (or 2-vinylideneallyl) radical cation 3•+ consisting of an allyl radical substituted at the 2-position by a vinyl...

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Radical Cations of Phenyl-Substituted Aziridines: What Are the Conditions for Ring Opening ?

Gaebert, Carsten ; Mattay, Jochen ; Toubartz, Marion ; Steenken, Steen ; Müller, Beat ; Bally, Thomas

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 2005, vol. 11(4), p. 1294-1304

Radical cations were generated from different phenyl-substituted aziridines by pulse radiolysis in aqueous solution containing TlOH.+, N₃. or SO₄.- as oxidants or in n-butyl chloride, by ⁶⁰Co γ radiolysis in Freon matrices at 77 K, and in some cases by flash photolysis in aqueous solution. Depending on the substitution pattern of the aziridines, two...