The dicyanomethylene group and not the quinone oxygen atoms is the site of the first one-electron reduction for the dicyanohetereotriquinone methide 1, although the dicyanomethylene group is substituted at a cyclopentadienyl-like five-membered ring! Compound 1 is amphoteric and under-goes a five-stage sequence of one-electron redox reactions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Oct 2|
- Radical ions
- Redox chemistry
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