A Comparison between Zeolite-Solvent Slurry and Dry Solid Photolyses

V. Ramamurthy, D. R. Corbin, N. J. Turro, Z. Zhang, M. A. Garcia-Garibay

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The use of a zeolite-solvent slurry as a convenient medium to carry out photoreactions is illustrated with four examples, namely Norrish type I reaction of dibenzyl ketones, Norrish type I and type II reactions of α-alkylbenzyl benzyl ketones, Norrish type II reaction of aryl alkyl ketones, and photodimerization of acenaphthylene. Solvent present within the supercages of zeolites X and Y provides constraint on the mobility of the included guest molecules. Such restrictions are reflected in the product distributions. The difference in the product distribution obtained between the zeolite-solvent slurry and a homogeneous solution is often higher than that between the dry powder zeolites and a homogeneous solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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