Consequences of hydrophobic association in photoreactions: photodimerization of alkyl cinnamates in water

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Abstract

Photolysis of alkyl cinnamates in water gave δ-truxinates in near quantitative yields. Dimerization of alkyl cinnamates at low concentration (about 10-4 M) in water is attributed to hydrophobic association of these solutes. At such low concentrations, photolysis in benzene and methanol yields only geometric isomers. This study illustrates the potential of water as a solvent for photoreactions and stresses the need for increased appreciation of its utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Photochemistry
Volume40
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Consequences of hydrophobic association in photoreactions : photodimerization of alkyl cinnamates in water. / Devanathan, S.; Ramamurthy, Vaidhyanathan.

In: Journal of Photochemistry, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.1987, p. 67-77.

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