Benzophenone O-Oxide

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  • Dr. Wolfram Sander

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    1. Organisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg (FRG)
    • Organisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg (FRG)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. I thank Prof. Dr. R. Gleiter for his support.

Abstract

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The oxidation of diphenylcarbene 1 to benzophenone O-oxide 2 with molecular oxygen has been elucidated by a matrix isolation technique. 2 is stable in the matrix at 10K and can be detected spectroscopically. The well-known chemiluminescence is observed in the reaction of 2 with 1.

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