Both oxy-Cope and siloxy-Cope rearrangements involve
(1, 3) and (3, 3) sigrnatropic shifts. Both the concerted mechanism,
and the stepwise mechanism via a diradical intermediate are possible.
In a cyclic system such as cis-l-vinylcyclooct-3-en-l-ol, the thermal
rearrangement takes place preferably through a diradical intermediate.
At high temperature, the reaction also...
The pyrolysis of cis- and trans- 1, 2-divinyl-1- trimethylsiloxy -
cyclohexane, II- and III-TMS, under the same conditions as the
pyrolysis of cis-l-vinyl -1-trimethylsiloxycyclooct-3-ene, I-TMS,
confirms that a sequence of concerted reactions for the rearrangement
of II- and III-TMS to trans-l-trimethylsiloxycyclodec-3-ene,
IV-TMS, is a viable pathway in the...