Protonation of a substituted cyclohexadien-1-one (1) leads to the generation of carbocation +, capable of effecting hydride abstraction and oxidation reactions. The molecular structure of + shows it to be structurally similar to [(p-MeO-C6H4)Ph2C]+. The ability to easily access + from stable and available precursors, such as 1 and commercially available acids, may allow a wider application of the growing number of trityl-based reactions in organic syntheses.
|Journal||The Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2017|