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Tetraiodoallene, I2C=C=CI2 – the missing link between I2C=CI2 and I2C=C=C=CI2 – and the oxidation product, 2,2-diiodoacrylicacid, I2C=CH(CO2H)*

Michael I. Bruce A D , Nicholas J. Head A , Brian W. Skelton B , Mark A. Spackman B and Allan H. White B C
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A Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia.

B Chemistry M313, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia.

C Deceased.

D Corresponding author. Email: michael.bruce@adelaide.edu.au

Australian Journal of Chemistry - https://doi.org/10.1071/CH17348
Submitted: 30 June 2017  Accepted: 3 September 2017   Published online: 6 October 2017

Abstract

The X-ray structure of tetraiodoallene is reported. On standing, atmospheric hydrolysis converts this compound into 2,2-diiodoacrylic acid, for which a structure has also been determined. Energy framework diagrams have been constructed for the two compounds.


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