Recent Developments in Arene Photocycloadditions

Authors

  • Ursula Streit
  • Christian G. Bochet

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2008.962

Keywords:

Arene photocycloaddition, Lacifodilactone f

Abstract

The photocycloaddition of alkenes with aromatic systems may proceed through three reaction modes, affording different types of products: ortho, meta, and para. These reactions generate a considerable increase in complexity, and yield products arduously attainable by classical synthetic steps. Whereas the meta-photocycloaddition has gained a lot of attention in the last decades because of its applicability in the total synthesis of numerous natural products, the ortho- and para-cycloadditions still have a great potential for further development. In this highlight, we review the latest advances in the field of photocycloaddition of alkenes to aromatic systems.

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Published

2008-12-17

How to Cite

[1]
U. Streit, C. G. Bochet, Chimia 2008, 62, 962, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2008.962.

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Scientific Articles