NMR Study on the Electrochemically Generated Triphenylmethyl Anion

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Abstract

The <sup>13</sup>C and <sup>1</sup>H NMR spectra of the triphenylmethyl anion, which had been generated by an electrochemical reduction of triphenylmethane in dimethylformamide at −40 °C, were successfully obtained. An anion having a tetrabutylammonium counter cation had <sup>13</sup>C chemical shifts similar to those for an anion with a lithium counter cation. An examination of the <sup>1</sup>H NMR spectra revealed that the reaction is a one-electron reaction. Experiments conducted under temperature control showed that the anion is fairly stable below −20 °C. Decomposition of the anion above −20 °C was suggested to be hydrogen abstraction from the <i>β</i>-position of a tetrabutylammonium cation by a triphenylmethyl anion (Hofmann decomposition of the ammonium cation).

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  • Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan

    Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 68(3), 759-763, 1995-03-15

    The Chemical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008887231
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00580132
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00092673
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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