The generation of hydroxide and methoxide ions by photo-irradiation: Use of aromatization to stabilize ionic photo-products from acridine derivatives

Aaron J. Ackmann, Jean Frechet*

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Abstract

The photolysis of 9-hydroxy-10-methyl-9-phenyl-9,10-dihydroacridine 1 or its 9-methoxy derivative 2 occurs with heterolytic cleavage of a C-O bond and formation of the desired strong base together with a cation that stabilizes itself through aromatization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-606
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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