Photoreaction of a 2,11-diaza[3.3]paracyclophane derivative: Formation of octahedrane by photochemical dimerization of benzene

Hideki Okamoto, Kyosuke Satake, Hiroyuki Ishida, Masaru Kimura

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Abstract

Upon photoirradiation at 300 nm, the title diazaparacyclophane (R = COCF3) provided an octahedrane by the photodimerization of its benzene chromophores. This is the first photochemical formation of octahedrane, namely, via the dimerization of benzene. No octahedrane formation was observed for the photolysis of corresponding carbon-bridged paracyclophane. Thus the nitrogen bridges play an important role in the excited state to afford the octahedrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16508-16509
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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