Solid-state photochemistry of nitro compounds: Structure-reactivity correlations

Kaillathe Padmanabhan, Dietrich Döpp, Kailasam Venkatesan, Vaidyanathan Ramamurthy

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The molecular structures of 1-t-butyl-3,5-dimethyl-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, 1-t-butyl-3,4,5-trimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzene, and 1-t-butyl-4-acetyl-3,5- dimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzene have been determined by single-crystal X-ray analyses with a view to establishing a structure-reactivity relationship in the photochemical intramolecular hydrogen-abstraction process in the solid state. The reactivity of these aromatic nitro compounds in the solid state has been rationalized in terms of relevant intramolecular geometrical parameters as well as intermolecular packing considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)897-906
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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