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Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 21-23

Characteristic coupling constants 1J(13C-13C) of some mesoionic methylides contaIning a diphenyltetrazolium ring

Jaroslaw Jazwinski,1 Wtktor Kozminski,1 Lech stefaniak,1 and Graham A. Webl2

1Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
2Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey, Guilford, Swrey GU2 5XH, UK

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1J(13C-13C) data are presented for some Types A and B tetrazoliwn methylides. The results show a large amoWlt of double bond character for the C5-C6 bond which is significantly reduced upon protonation. A similar decrease in bond order is noted for the C6-C8 bond following protonation.