Acta Crystallographica Section C
Two barrelene homologs are reported. Strain in the bicyclic framework of [2,3:5,6]dibenzo[2.2.2]octa-2,5,7- triene, (I) (C16H12), which is manifest in the deviations from ideality of the bond angles in the central bicyclic ringoSyStem and compression of the double bond [1.312 (3)A], is reduced in the more saturated derivative, [2,3:5,6]dibenzo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene, (II) (CI6H14), with the corresponding single bond being 1.5380 (19)A. The formation of isomorphs of (I) in both chiral (C2) and achiral (C2/c) space groups has implications for asymmetric syntheses involving solid (I) which rely on a non-centrosymmetric space group.
Burrows, L., Masnovi, J., & Baker, R. J. (February 15, 1999). [2,3:5,6]Dibenzo[2.2.2]octa-2,5,7-triene (C2/c) and [2,3:5,6]dibenzo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, 55, 2, 236-239.