Devanathan, S and Ramamurthy, V (1987) Consequences of hydrophobic association in photoreactions: photodimerization of alkyl cinnamates in water. In: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 40 (1). pp. 67-77.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Photolysis of alkyl cinnamates in $H_2O$ gave \delta-truxinates in near quant. yield. Dimerization of alkyl cinnamates at low concn. (about 10-4 M) in $H_2O$ was due to hydrophobic assocn. of the solutes. At such low concns. photolysis in benzene and MeOH gave only the geometric isomers. This study illustrates the value of $H_2O$ as a solvent for photoreactions and focusses on its utility as a reaction medium.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||18 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||27 Aug 2008 13:13|
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