The mechanism for the photocycloaddition of tetraarylthiiranes 1 with TCNE was probed by stereochemical and spectroscopic studies. Evidence is presented that the cation radical formed on irradiation of the charge transfer complexes of 1 and TCNE is a p-anisyl π-cation radical which then undergoes stereospecific ring opening by C-C bond cleavage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and Related Elements|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry