The conjugate bases of fluorobenzene and methoxybenzene react with nitrous oxide to afford the dehydrophenoxy anion (C6H3O-). The mechanism for the formation of this novel ion has been explored as has some if its reactivity. In general, the reactions of C6H3O- proceed via proton transfer, addition of the newly formed anion to the benzyne triple bond, and subsequent fragmentation. Acidities of the different ring positions in methoxybenzene are also reported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1992|
- Gas phase
- flowing afterglow
- ortho-dehydrophenoxy anion