EFFECTS OF OLIGOOXYETHYLENE LINKAGE ON INTRAMOLECULAR [2+2]PHOTOCYCLOADDITION OF STYRENE DERIVATIVES

Citation
Y. Nakamura et al., EFFECTS OF OLIGOOXYETHYLENE LINKAGE ON INTRAMOLECULAR [2+2]PHOTOCYCLOADDITION OF STYRENE DERIVATIVES, Journal of physical organic chemistry, 11(2), 1998, pp. 79-83
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Chemistry Physical","Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear
ISSN journal
0894-3230
Volume
11
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
79 - 83
Database
ISI
SICI code
0894-3230(1998)11:2<79:EOOLOI>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
There are two possible explanations for the high yields in the intramo lecular [2 + 2] photocycloaddition of compounds 3a-d in which two styr ene moieties are bridged by an oligooxyethylene linkage: one is the el ectronic effects of phenoxy oxygen atoms at the para-position of the v inyl group and the other is the steric effects due to the flexibility of oligooxyethylene linkages. In order to clarify the contributions of the two effects, a study was made of the photoreaction of similar com pounds in which oxygen atoms are present only at the ends of the chain , and therefore only the electronic effects are involved. In these com pounds, the quantum yields of the photocycloaddition were found to be low. Hence the high yields in the photocycloaddition of 3a-d are concl uded to be ascribable to the flexibility of oligooxyethylene linkages. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.