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The arene-alkene photocycloaddition.

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2011
Author Streit Ursula, Bochet Christian G,
Project Photons in organic synthesis
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Beilstein journal of organic chemistry
Volume (Issue) 7
Page(s) 525 - 42
Title of proceedings Beilstein journal of organic chemistry
DOI 10.3762/bjoc.7.61


In the presence of an alkene, three different modes of photocycloaddition with benzene derivatives can occur; the [2 + 2] or ortho, the [3 + 2] or meta, and the [4 + 2] or para photocycloaddition. This short review aims to demonstrate the synthetic power of these photocycloadditions.