Comparison of the charge distributions and barriers to ring inversion of protonated eucarvone and its boron trihalide adducts Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The protonation and formation of the boron trifluoride, trichloride, and tribromide adducts of eucarvone, 1, are described. Examination of the nmr and uv spectra of these systems showed that in each case the proton or Lewis acid was bonded to the carbonyl oxygen of 1. From the various 13C chemical shifts of the Lewis acid adducts of 1, it is concluded that there is significantly less positive charge induced on the dienylic part of these molecules than is found with protonated 1. All of these cationic systems undergo a ring inversion process, the barriers of which are about 1 kcal/mol greater than that reported for the comparable inversion of 1.

publication date

  • October 15, 1977