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Carbon-carbon bond cleavage in fluorescent pyronin analogues induced by yellow light.


PMID 22937778

Abstract

A novel class of pyronin analogues, which undergoes a photochemically induced cleavage of the C-C bond in the presence of water in both solution and on a silica gel surface upon direct irradiation with visible light, is reported. The reaction course can be monitored by characteristic fluorescence of both the starting compound and the final product. This system could find useful applications in the field of photoremovable protecting groups or caged fluorophores.