Title

Comment on “Synthesis, Characterization, and Structures of Persistent Aniline Radical Cation”: It Is a Protonated Aniline and Not an Aniline Radical Cation

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

12-20-2013

Publisher

Wiley-VCH Verlag

Source Publication

Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Source ISSN

1433-7851

Abstract

The same, but different: The reaction of tri-tert-butylaniline (TBA) with AgSbF6 in CH2Cl2 produces a green-colored intermediate which undergoes decomposition to form a protonated aniline (TBAH+SbF6). Crystals of the protonated aniline salt (see picture) were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and found to have the same crystal characteristics as the crystals of the supposed cation radical first identified in 2012.

Comments

Comment on “Synthesis, Characterization, and Structures of Persistent Aniline Radical Cation”: It Is a Protonated Aniline and Not an Aniline Radical Cation, Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 20, 2013): 938-942. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201305293. DOI.