Modification of Photochemical Reactivity by Zeolites: Selective Photorearrangement of α-Alkyldeoxybenzoins to p-Alkylbenzophenones in the Cavities of Faujasites

D. R. Corbin, D. F. Eaton, V. Ramamurthy

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Abstract

Photolysis of α-alkyldeoxybenzoins included in Li-X and Li-Y zeolites gave the corresponding rearranged p-alkylbenzophenones in near quantitative yields via the Norrish type α-cleavage process. Such a striking behavior contrasts their normal reactivity in solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5384-5386
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume53
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry

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