Accession Number : AD0714697

Title :   The Chemistry and Utility of Diazoalkanes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 69-31 Jul 70,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Gutsche,C. David

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The special aspect of diazoalkane chemistry that was the focus of the work concerns the mechanism of the carbene C-H insertion reaction and related processes, the requisite carbenes being produced by photolysis of diazo compounds. One line of research involved experiments with 2-(o-diazomethylphenyl)-bicyclo (2.2.1) heptane which yields a variety of C-H insertion products upon photolysis. Another line of research involves the synthesis and decomposition of an aryldiazomethane in which the anticipated reaction should be an intramolecular transfer of a pair of hydrogens to the carbene center, resulting in the formation of an olefin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), PHENANTHRENES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), POLYCYCLIC COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE