Gas-Solid Reactions: Photochemical Oxidation of Thioketones in the Crystalline State

P. Arjunan, V. Ramamurthy, K. Venkatesan

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Photochemical oxidation of 11 diaryl thioketones (1-11) was conducted in the solid state. Quite interestingly, of these only six were oxidized to the corresponding carbonyl compound whereas the rest were photostable. However, in solution all were readily oxidized. The difference in behavior between the thioketones in the solid state has been rationalized on the basis of molecular arrangement in the crystal. X-ray crystal structure analyses of four thioketones were carried out in this connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1765-1769
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 1984
Externally publishedYes


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