Photochemical Studies. XV. Photochemistry of 1,2‐Dihydrophthalic Anhydride and Related Compounds

Benzion Fuchs*, Gad Scharf

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Abstract

Irradiation induced fragmentation of 1,2‐dihydrophthalic anhydride (2) as well as of its precursor, 7‐oxonorbornen‐2,3‐dicarboxylic anhydride (1) yields benzene as the major product, accompanied by bicyclo[2.2.0]hex‐5‐ene‐2,3‐dicarboxylic anhydride (3) and tropone (5), in wave‐length dependent chemical‐ and quantum‐yields. It is shown that (2) is the key compound in the sequence, reacting from a singlet excited state and a biradical intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

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