The reversible one-electron oxidations of triaryl anions and the irreversible second oxidative processes were examined for a series of sequentially substituted p-methyl anions. The cycle voltammograms of the lithium salts prepared in dimethoxyethane reveal that each of the potentials depends upon the substituent in the para positions. The relative effect of substituent on the stability of the several species is compared with other known measurements. Additionally, the relationship between carbanion stability and reduction potential is discussed.
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- Organic Chemistry