Cyclooctatetraenes through Valence Isomerization of Cubanes: Scope and Limitations Academic Article uri icon


  • The scope and limitations of Eaton's rhodium(I)-catalyzed valence isomerization of cubane to cyclooctatetraene (COT) were investigated in the context of functional group tolerability, multiple substitution modes and the ability of cubane-alcohols to undergo one-pot tandem Ley-Griffith Wittig reactions in the absence of a transition metal catalyst.


  • Houston, Sevan D
  • Xing, Hui
  • Bernhardt, Paul V
  • Vanden Berg, Timothy J
  • Tsanaktsidis, John
  • Savage, G Paul
  • Williams, Craig M

publication date

  • 2019