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Photolysis and thermolysis of 1,5-diaryl-6.7-dioxabicyclo[3.2.2]nonane 1a-c
(a: Ar=p-MeOC6H4. b: Ar = p-MeC6H4, C: Ar=Ph) were investigated. (p-Methox
yphenyl)-substituted 1a underwent a novel photo-initiated O-neophyl-type 1.
2-aryl shift to afford 1-(p-methoxyphenyl)oxy-5-(p-methoxyphenyl)-8-oxabicy
clo[3.2.1]octane 7a along with a small amount of 1-(p-methoxyphenyl)-3-(2-(
4 ' -methoxyphenyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)propan-1-one 4a through an 1.6-diox
yl diradical intermediate, while the thermolysis mainly afforded the 1,5-di
(p-methoxyphenyl)pentan-1,5-dione 5a and 1,4-di(p-methoxyphenyl)butan-1,4-d
ione 8a. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.