Photoisomerization of 1,2-Dihydro-1,2-Azaborine: A Matrix Isolation Study


  • Support for this research has been provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fonds der chemischen Industrie, the National Science Foundation (Grant DGE-0742540; A.N.L), and the National Institutes of Health (Grant R01-GM094541).


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Closing the loop: Photoisomerization of 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborine in neon, argon, or xenon at 4 K with UV light (253.7 nm) as part of a matrix isolation study led to the Dewar form as the only photoproduct, in agreement with the vibrational spectra computed for possible isomers of 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborine.