Moore's Ketene
Title: Moore's Ketene
CAS Registry Number: 29342-22-1
CAS Name: 2-Carbonyl-3,3-dimethylbutanenitrile
Additional Names: tert-butylcyanoketene
Molecular Formula: C7H9NO
Molecular Weight: 123.15
Percent Composition: C 68.27%, H 7.37%, N 11.37%, O 12.99%
Literature References: Reacts via ene insertion reactions into s bonds. Prepn: H. W. Moore, W. Weyler, Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 92, 4132 (1970). Reaction with cyclopropanes: M. D. Gheorghiu et al., J. Org. Chem. 55, 3713 (1990). Cycloaddition reactions with vinylarenes: S. V. Sereda et al., Struct. Chem. 4, 333 (1993); M. D. Gheorghiu et al., Rev. Roum. Chim. 40, 653 (1995).
Use: Reagent in cycloaddition reactions.

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