Photodimerisation of acenaphthylene in a clay microenvironment.

Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology (2003-04-01)
Durairajan Madhavan, Kasi Pitchumani
ABSTRACT

The photochemical dimerisation of acenaphthylene in the presence of various cation-exchanged bentonite clays has been studied. While the cis-dimer is the predominant product when smaller cations are present in the clay interlayer, the presence of heavier atoms in the clay favors the trans-dimer. Synthetic anionic hydrotalcite clays are also found to be efficient for the efficient dimerisation of acenaphthylene.

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Acenaphthylene, 99%