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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry