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Green photochemistry: the solar-chemical ‘Photo–Friedel–Crafts acylation’ of quinones

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The photoreactions between 1,4-quinones (1 and 4) and aldehydes (2 and 5), yielding acylated hydroquinones as sole products, were investigated under artificial and solar irradiation conditions. Three different solar reactors were used for the photochemical syntheses with sunlight (PROPHIS, CPC and a flat bed reactor), and the CPC system was found to be the most robust one in terms of weather dependence. The solar reactions can be easily performed on a half-kilogram scale using cheap and commercially available starting materials.

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2001 and first published on 02 Oct 2001

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B106425H
Citation: Green Chem., 2001,3, 224-228
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    Green photochemistry: the solar-chemical ‘Photo–Friedel–Crafts acylation’ of quinones

    C. Schiel, M. Oelgemöller, J. Ortner and J. Mattay, Green Chem., 2001, 3, 224
    DOI: 10.1039/B106425H

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