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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)
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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