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Solvent-Free Photosynthesis of Cyclobutanes: Photodimerization of Crystalline Olefins

Cyclobutanes (2005)

  1. Arunkumar Natarajan,
  2. V. Ramamurthy

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0332

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

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Natarajan, A. and Ramamurthy, V. 2009. Solvent-Free Photosynthesis of Cyclobutanes: Photodimerization of Crystalline Olefins. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. .

Author Information

  1. Tulane University, Department of Chemistry, New Orleans, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Photodimerization of Cinnamic Acids: Emergence of Topochemical Postulates
  • 3
    Photodimerization of Coumarins, Styrylcoumarins and Benzylidenecyclopentanones
  • 4
    Reaction Cavity Concept: Role of Empty Space and Immediate Neighbors
  • 5
    Fine Tuning of Topochemical Postulates
  • 6
    Impact of Excitation on Molecular Geometry and Intermolecular Arrangement
  • 7
    Crystal Engineering
  • 8
    Does Dimerization Precede Geometric Isomerization?
  • 9
    Single Crystal to Single Crystal Photodimerization of Olefins
  • 10
    Concluding Remarks
  • 11
    Appendix: More Examples of Solid State Photodimerization of Olefins
  • 12
    Acknowledgment

Keywords:

  • olefin photodimerization and cyclobutanes in crystals;
  • cinnamic acid photodimerization;
  • reaction cavity concept;
  • topochemical postulates;
  • static concept of preorganization;
  • crystal engineering;
  • dimerization preceding geometric isomerization;
  • single crystal to single crystal (SCSC)