Photocatalytic formation of dimethyllepidopterene from 9,10- dimethylanthracene via electron-transfer oxidation

Kei Ohkubo, Ryosuke Iwata, Soushi Miyazaki, Takahiko Kojima, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Photocatalytic carbon-carbon bond formation of 9,10-dimethylanthracene (DMA) in chloroform occurs efficiently via the electron-transfer oxidation of DMA with the photoinduced electron-transfer state of 9-mesityl-10-methylacridinium ion (Acr+-Mes), followed by deprotonation from the methyl group of DMA radical cation and the radical coupling reaction between anthracenylmethyl radicals to produce dimethyllepidopterene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6079-6082
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume8
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2006

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