3-benzoyl-1,2,4,5-tetraphenylpentane-1.5-dione. A molecular paddlewheel

B W Freer, R A Howie, O C Musgrave, J M S Skakle

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Racemic (2R,4R)-, (2S,4S)-3-benzoyl-1,2,4,5-tetraphenylpentane-1,5-dione results from the alkali-induced condensation of acetophenone with desoxybenzoin in the presence of air. The structure which resembles that of an irregular five-bladed paddlewheel is confirmed by X-ray crystallography. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7385-7388
Number of pages4
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2003


  • ketone
  • autoxidation
  • condensations
  • trione
  • X-ray crystal structure

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