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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 14, No. 5, 1980, pp.647-649
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1980-05-0647
On the Reactivity of Thiophene as a Trap for Benzyne

Dario Del Mazza and Manfred G. Reinecke*

*Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 76129, U.S.A.


The thermal decomposition of diphenyliodonium-2-carboxylate in thiophene solution gives naphthalene as the major product thereby demonstrating the effectiveness of thiophene as a trap for benzyne in solution.