Dicyanobenzene sensitized carbon-carbon bond cleavage in methoxybicumenes. Products and mechanistic studies

Przemyslaw Maslak, William H. Chapman

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Abstract

Radical cations of p-methoxy-p-X-bicumenes generated by ET to excited-state dicyanobenzene undergo rapid irreversible C-C bond scission giving cumyl cations and radicals. The photoefficiency of the process (Φ = 0.13 for X = MeO, Φ< 0.005 for X = CN) and the fate of the radicals produced depends strongly on substitution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2715-2724
Number of pages10
JournalTetrahedron
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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