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Conversions of diphenylmethane in reactions with metallic potassium

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    Dianion radicals of diphenylmethyl were produced by the reduction of the potassium salt of diphenylmethane, and their EPR spectrum was studied.

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    The EPR spectrum of the dianion radical diphenylmethyl was recorded in the reaction of diphenylmethane with potassium in the absence of a solvent.

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    On the basis of the data, of Chromatographic analysis of the products of the reaction of diphenylmethane with potassium in 1,2-dimethoxyethane, we established the formation of benzene, toluene, diphenyl, and dibenzyl.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 8, pp. 1675–1679, August, 1969.

The anthors would like to thank R.V. Kudryavtsev, Yu.I. Lyakhovetskii, and S.E. Chesnokova for conducting the chromatographic analyses.

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Solodovnikov, S.P., Zaks, Y.B., Ioffe, S.T. et al. Conversions of diphenylmethane in reactions with metallic potassium. Russ Chem Bull 18, 1554–1557 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00906378

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Keywords

  • Potassium
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Chromatographic Analysis
  • Diphenyl