Photoisomerization of the C15-aldehyde and the C18-ketone in the vitamin a series. Solvent effect on photoisomerization of compounds related to retinal

V. Ramamurthy, M. Denny, R. S.H. Liu

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The directions of photoisomerization of polyenals and polyenones are believed to be controlled by the relative ordering of the n,π* and π, πa* states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2463-2466
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1981


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  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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