Di-π-Methane Rearrangement

Authored by: Howard E. Zimmerman

CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439899335
eBook ISBN: 9781466561250
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The di-π-methane rearrangement consists, as its name implies, of a photochemical reaction of a reactant with two π moieties bonded to a single carbon, this is generally sp 3-hybridized and hence a “methane” atom. The reaction is one of the most common, most versatile, and best understood of photochemical transformations.

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