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Reaction of copper acetylides with tetracyanoquinodimethane and tetracyanoethylene


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    Tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCQ) reacts with copper phenylacetylide to form a complex of copper with TCQ and diphenylbutadiyne.

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    The reaction between copper phenylacetylide and tetracyanoethylene (TCE) leads to the replacement of one of the nitrile groups in TCE by a phenylethinyl group.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 3, pp. 705–706, March, 1969.

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Ukhin, L.Y., Sladkov, A.M. & Orlova, Z.I. Reaction of copper acetylides with tetracyanoquinodimethane and tetracyanoethylene. Russ Chem Bull 18, 637–638 (1969).

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  • Copper
  • Nitrile
  • Nitrile Group
  • Acetylides
  • Tetracyanoethylene