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Volume 19 (2005), Issue 3, Pages 171-180

On the mechanism of a new dihalocyclopropane-dihalomethyl vinyl rearrangement

C.K. Jankowski,1 A. Bou Laouz,1 E. Diaz-Torres,2 Denis Lesage,1,4 J.M.R. Bélanger,3 and J.R.J. Paré3

1Département de chimie et biochimie, Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB E1A 3EA, Canada
2Instituto de Quimica, UNAM, 04510, Mexico, DF, Mexico
3Environment Canada, 335 River Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H3, Canada
4URA 7613, Université de P. et M. Curie, 76252 Paris, France

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A tentative mechanism for a new dihalocyclopropane-dihalomethyl vinyl rearrangement is discussed following some isotopic labelling and substituted cyclohexene studies on fused cyclohexene-cyclopropane (norcarane) compounds.