Hydrogen abstraction on photolysis of a naphthocarborane

Alexander Z. Bradley, A. James Link, Kaustav Biswas, Daniel Kahne, Jeffrey Schwartz, Maitland Jones, Zhendong Zhu, Matthew S. Platz

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Photolysis of 'naphtho-o-carborane' in the presence of excellent hydrogen donors such as 1,4-cyclohexadiene leads to quantitative double hydrogen abstraction. Other molecules, including supercoiled DNA, similarly act as hydrogen atom donors towards photolyzed naphtho-o-carborane. A diradical intermediate is proposed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8691-8694
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 4 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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