Photochemical activation of metalloporphyrin carbene complexes

Jr Vlcek A., K. S. Suslick

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Photolysis of carbene complexes Fe(TPP)L (L = CCl2, CBr2, CClF, CClCN) liberates free carbenes L that react with alkenes producing corresponding cycloalkanes in high yields. The vinylidene complexes FE(TPP()(-C - C(p- C6C4Cl)2 undergoes analogous photochemical dissociation of the vinylidene ligand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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