The effect of ortho methyl groups on cumyl systems

Ronald F. Evilia, Dawei Pan, Jack W. Timberlake, Scott L. Whittenburg

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The reactions of 2-mesityl-2-propanol (2) and 2-mesityl-1-propene (6) have been investigated with the objective of evaluating the effect of ortho methyl groups on chemical reactivity. The 13C NMR spectrum of 2-mesityl-2-propyl cation (3) indicates the expected steric inhibition to resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 11 1991


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