Photoenolization and Its Applications

Authored by: Petr Klán , Jakob Wirz , Anna D. Gudmundsdottir

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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Photoenolization reactions have been comprehensively reviewed in 1976 by Sammes (Sammes 1976) and, to some extent, in several more recent reviews and book chapters (Klan and Wirz 2009; Mehta and Kotha 2001; Michalak and Gebicki 1993; Sankaranarayanan et al. 2009; Segura and Martin 1999; Wagner and Klan 2003; Weedon 1990; Yoshioka and Saito 2001). The available kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of keto-enol equilibria in aqueous solution have recently been summarized (Wirz 2010). The present chapter attempts to recapitulate the main features of this remarkable phototrans-formation focusing on advances made with o-alkyl aromatic ketones in the past 20 years. The related photoenolization reactions of nonaromatic ketones and esters are not covered.

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