Asymmetric induction with cyclodextrins: Photocyclization of tropolone alkyl ethers

Smriti Koodanjeri, Abraham Joy, V. Ramamurthy

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Employing the photobehavior of tropolone alkyl ethers as the probe, we have established that cyclodextrins could as a serve as medium to bring about enantioselective photoreactions. The enantioselectivity observed in this study is moderate at best. The enantioselectivity observed in the solid state in comparison to aqueous solution suggests that a rigid environment may be essential to achieve chiral induction during photoreactions of organic molecules. In this context the much higher enantioselectivity observed for the same systems within zeolites is noteworthy. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7003-7009
Number of pages7
Issue number36
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyclodextrins
  • Host-guest assemblies
  • Zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


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