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

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 20, 2013): 938-942. DOI.

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