TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.25, ss.123-133, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The cycloaddition reactions of cis-3,8-dicarbomethoxy-3,8-dihydroheptalene cis-2 and trans-3,8-dicarbomethoxy-3,8-dihydroheptalene trans-2 with various dienophiles such as dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD), p-benzoquinone. maleic anhydride, tetracyanoethylene, naphtoquinone gave monoaddition products 15-23. Further addition of benzyne and dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate to 18 resulted in the formation of the compounds syn-25 and syn-26 having pyramidalized double bonds. The addition of benzyne to 21 and the addition of dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate to 21, 22 and 23 gave the anti configuration products anti-26, 27 and 28: respectively. X-ray structures of syn-25, syn-26 and anti-26 show the pyramidalized angles to be 16.5 degrees, 19.9 degrees and 8.0 degrees respectively.