Photoproduct distribution spectrum of the sensitized photoreaction of 1,4-p-benzenonaphthalene

Masaru Kimura, Katsumi Nukada, Kyosuke Satake, Shiro Morosawa

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    A correlation between the type of the photoproducts of 1,4,9,10,11,12- hexahydro-1,4-p-benzenonaphthalene (1) and triplet carbonyl and non-carbonyl sensitizers has been investigated. Electron transfer from the alkene moiety of (1) to excited sensitizers may cause the formation of naphthalene. The cage compound (2) was formed via energy transfer from excited sensitizers (E t ≥ 71 kcal/mol) to the triplet state (T1) of (1). The irradiation of benzaldehyde and (1) gave the cage compound (2) and (2RS, 2aRS, 3SR, 9RS)-2a,3,8,8a,9,10,11,12-octahydro-3,8-p-benzeno-2H-naphth[2,3-b]oxete (3).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)885-888
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986

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    • Chemistry(all)


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