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Modulation of Carbene Spin State Population through Precursor Photophysics
Organic Letters
  • William S. Jenks, Iowa State University
  • Melanie J. Heying, Iowa State University
  • Erin M. Rockafellow, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-6-2009
DOI
10.1021/ol802934w
Abstract
Dicarbomethoxycarbene can be generated by photolysis of S−C sulfonium ylides derived from thiophene. By manipulating the thiophene (leaving group) portion of the ylide, the initial spin distribution of the carbenes can be strongly influenced. With certain carbene traps, product distributions from dicarbomethoxycarbene depend on the initial spin state distribution in which the carbene is generated and this is used as a means to report on the initial spin state distributions. This approach should be general for other carbenes generated from analogous precursors.
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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Organic Letters, 11(4); 955-958. Doi: 10.1021/ol802934w. Copyright 2009 American Chemical Society.

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American Chemical Society
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Citation Information
William S. Jenks, Melanie J. Heying and Erin M. Rockafellow. "Modulation of Carbene Spin State Population through Precursor Photophysics" Organic Letters Vol. 11 Iss. 4 (2009) p. 955 - 958
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_jenks/7/