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Published September 28, 1977 | public
Journal Article

Six-membered cyclic diacyl peroxide fragmentations. Thermal decomposition of meso- and dl-2,3-dimethylsuccinoyl peroxides


We report the syntheses and thermal decomposition of meso- and dl-2,3-dimethylsuccinoyl peroxides (1 and 2, respectively). These initial findings provide the first stereochemical study of six-membered cyclic diacyl peroxide thermal fragmentations. The data presented here are consistent with a common intermediate(s) but do not require the generation of electronically excited states of the 2-butene products.

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© 1977 American Chemical Society. Publication Date: September 1977. Received May 19, 1977. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (CHE75-06776) and the National Institutes of Health for generous financial support.

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