Photochemistry of Dimethylthioketene Dimers

Kayambu Muthuramu, Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy

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Thioketones and dithioesters, using 1,3-cyclobutanedithione and 3-mercapto-2,2,4-trimethyldithio-3-pentenoic acid β-thiolactone as models are found to undergo α-cleavage to give the diradical and carbene as reactive intermediates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4532-4533
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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