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Tetraiodoallene, I2C=C=CI2 - the missing link between I1C=CI2 and I2C=C=C=CI2 - and its hydrolysis product, 2,2-diiodoacrylic acid, I2C=CH(CO2H)

Michael Bruce , Nicholas Head , Brian Skelton , Mark Spackman , Allan White


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

CH17348  Accepted 03 September 2017

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