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.
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- Organic Chemistry