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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 2, 1986, pp.387-392
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-02-0387
A Novel Dimerization of a Pyridinium Ring Involving Linkage of the 2,5-Positions of One Ring to the 4’,3’-Positions of Another

Alan R. Katritzky,* Radi Awartani, Hassan Faid Allah, Bushra J. Agha, Gus Palenik, and Martin Gawron

*Center for Heterocyclic Compounds, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P. O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, U.S.A.


Decarboxylative dimerization of 1-(2’-pyridyl)-2-carboxy-4,6-diphenylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate monohydrate yields a novel cage coumpound. The structure is elucidated by X-ray and nmr spectroscopic methods.