Photochemistry of acetone in the presence of exocyclic olefins: An unexpected competition between the photo-Conia and Paternò-Büchi reactions

Wen-Sheng Chung*, Chia Chin Ho

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Abstract

When irradiated in the presence of several exocyclic olefins, acetone undergoes homoalkylation with the olefins to form a series of 4-cycloalkylbutan-2-ones (with quantum yields of 0.14 ± 0.01) rather than exhibiting the expected Paternò-Büchi reaction; in contrast, the photolysis of perdeuteriated acetone gave both types of products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

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