Photolysis of some ortho-methylated monochlorobiphenyls

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A series of monochloro-o-methylated biphenyls was photolysed. Quantum yields of dechlorination lie in between the low values observed for 3- and 4-chlorobiphenyl and the high values obtained for 2-chlorobiphenyl. The results are interpreted in terms of raising the energy of the excited state due to steric crowding of the ortho-substituent and relief of strain upon the departure of an ortho-chlorine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bunce, NJ; Deschutter, CT; Toone, EJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 859 - 861

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1472-779X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/P29830000859

Citation Source

  • Scopus