Benzoquionones and related compounds. Part 2.1 Preferred conformations of some acyl-1,4-benzoquinones in solution

J. Malcolm Bruce, Frank Heatley, Roderick G. Ryles, James Scrivens

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    Abstract

    Studies based on polarographic reduction potentials, electronic absorption spectra, and 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic relaxation data show that in solution the preferred conformation of formyl-1,4-benzoquinone is that with the formyl and quinonoid groups coplanar, and the formyl carbonyl group anti to the 1-carbonyl, whereas that of acetyl- and pivaloyl-1,4-benzoquinone has the acyl groups approximately perpendicular to the quinonoid ring.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)860-866
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980

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