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1,4 Cyclohexadiene

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Abbreviations  1,4-CHDN
Density  847 kg/m³
Formula  C6H8
Appearance  Colorless liquid
1,4-Cyclohexadiene 1methyl41methylethyl14cyclohexadiene Critically

1,4-Cyclohexadiene is an organic compound with the formula C6H8. It is a colourless, flammable liquid that is of academic interest as a prototype of a large class of related compounds called terpenoids, an examples being γ-terpinene. An isomer exists of this compound, 1,3-cyclohexadiene.

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Synthesis and reactions

1,4-Cyclohexadiene 33dimethyl14cyclohexadiene Critically Evaluated

In the laboratory, substituted 1,4-cyclohexadienes are synthesized by Birch reduction of related aromatic compounds using an alkali metal and a proton donor such as ammonia. In this way, over reduction to the fully saturated ring is avoided.

1,4-Cyclohexadiene 15Dimethyl14cyclohexadiene C8H12 ChemSpider

1,4-Cyclohexadiene and its derivatives are easily aromatized, the driving force being the formation of an aromatic ring. The conversion to an aromatic system may be used to trigger other reactions, such as the Bergman cyclization.

1,4-Cyclohexadiene 12dimethyl14cyclohexadiene C8H12 ChemSynthesis
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