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A Thermodynamic assessment of the reported room-temperature chemical synthesis of C2

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revised on 18.05.2020 and posted on 19.05.2020 by Henry S. Rzepa

Chemical formation of C2 from an alkynyl iodonium salt precursor is calculated to be strongly endo-energetic, in contrast to the reported chemical synthesis and trapping which is facile at room temperatures. If C2 is to be formed at such temperatures, a mechanism to counter the unfavourable thermodynamic energies must be identified.

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rzepa@imperial.ac.uk

Institution

Imperial College London

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UK

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-8635-8390

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None

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Version as submitted to Nature Communications

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