Lee, Stephen; Willis, Anthony; Webster, Richard
The phenoxonium cation of a vitamin E model compound has been crystallized using the non-nucleophilic carborane and tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate counteranions. The crystal structures confirm the assignment of the unusually stable phenoxonium cation and indicate that there is a substantial shortening of the carbon-oxygen bond lengths of the para-carbon atoms in the phenolic ring and a substantial increase of the carbon-oxygen bond length at the quaternary carbon. The crystallographic data...[Show more]
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