Title

Solid-state photodimerization of 1,2-bis(5′-pyrimidyl)ethene

Abstract

The photodimerization of 1,2-bis(5′-pyrimidyl)ethene in the solid state is reported. Photolysis of the crystalline solid formed on self-assembly of 1,2-bis(5′-pyrimidyl)ethene and C-methylcalix[4]resorcinarene and photolysis of the solid recystallized from dichloromethane yielded cis-anti-cis-1,2,3,4-tetrakis(5′-pyrimidyl)cyclobutane as the only product. Single-crystal X-ray analysis of each of these solids confirms that the alkenes are π-stacked, colinear, and separated by less than 4.2 Å.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/00397910701568785

Keywords

[2+2] cycloaddition, Crystal structure, Photolysis, Solid state

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Journal Title

Synthetic Communications

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