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Templated [2+2] Photodimerizations in the Solid State

Supramolecular Materials Chemistry

  1. Elizabeth Elacqua,
  2. Rebecca C. Laird,
  3. Leonard R. MacGillivray

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc126

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Elacqua, E., Laird, R. C. and MacGillivray, L. R. 2012. Templated [2+2] Photodimerizations in the Solid State. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

This chapter describes how principles of supramolecular chemistry based on the use of small-molecule and metal-organic templates can be used to direct intermolecular [2+2] photodimerizations in the organic solid state. The approach provides a general means to gain control of reactivity so as to provide access to molecules difficult to achieve in solution stereospecifically, in quantitative yield, and in gram amounts.

Keywords:

  • solid-state reactions;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • crystal engineering;
  • [2+2] photodimerization