Melding Caged Compounds with Supramolecular Containers: Photogeneration and Miscreant Behavior of the Coumarylmethyl Carbocation

Published on 2017-06-19T23:48:43Z (GMT) by
By merging well-established concepts of supramolecular chemistry, protecting group strategy, and photochemistry, we have solubilized in water hydrophobic organic molecules consisting of a photoactive protecting group and masked carboxylic acids, released the desired acid, and confined a reactive carbocation intermediate within a capsule. Confinement of the photogenerated carbocation brought out the latent radical-like behavior. This observation is consistent with the recent theoretical prediction of the 7-(diethylamino)­coumarinyl-4-methyl carbocation having a triplet diradical ground-state electronic contribution.

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Kamatham, Nareshbabu; P. Da Silva, José; Givens, Richard S.; Ramamurthy, V. (2017): Melding Caged Compounds with Supramolecular Containers:

Photogeneration and Miscreant Behavior of the Coumarylmethyl Carbocation. ACS Publications.

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01572

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