Volume-demanding cis-trans isomerization of 1,2-diaryl olefins in the solid state

Arunkumar Natarajan, Joel T. Mague, K. Venkatesan, T. Arai, V. Ramamurthy

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Volume-demanding cis-trans photoisomerization of the aromatic substituted alkenes 1-3 in the solid state at room temperature and at 50 °C is presented. Alkene 3 did not undergo the cis-trans isomerization in the solid state either at room temperature or at 50 °C. The importance of the presence of void space near the reaction center to facilitate the large volume change during cis-trans photoisomerization is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1059
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 3 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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