Crystal engineering [2+2] photodimerizations via templates and hydrogen bonds: Case of styrylthiophenes

Kristin M. Hutchins, Leonard R. Macgillivray

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Crystal engineering strategies have been used to modify solid-state packings to direct [2+2] photodimerizations of olefinic compounds that are photostable as pure solids. The strategies have herein been expanded to achieve rare [2+2] photodimerizations of styrylthiophenes. Two co-crystallization approaches based on hydrogen-bond-driven self-assembly are employed to achieve the photodimerizations that yield regioisomers of a b-substituted thiophene. We expect the co-crystal strategies can be applied to modify solid-state packing as well as achieve photodimerizations of olefins substituted with other unique organic functional groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotochemistry, Volume 43
EditorsAngelo Albini, Elisa Fasani
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781782621256
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0556-3860


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