Thermal and Photochemical Interconversion of Several 1,8-Naphtho(C4H4) Hydrocarbons. Tests of the Woodward-Hoffmann Rules

Nicholas J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, Richard M. Pagni, Jared A. Butcher

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The photochemical and thermal interconversions of both deuterated and nondeuterated pleiadiene (1), 1,8-naphthobicyclo[3.2.0]hepta-2,6-diene (2), and 1,8-naphthotricyclo[,7]heptene (3) are reported. All of these isomerizations may be preliminarily explained in terms of allowed and forbidden pathways. For several of the reported examples, however, a more complex interpretation is required by the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977


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