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Issue 6, 2006
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Diastereoselective cyclization of a dithienylethene switch through single crystal confinement

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Abstract

Upon UV irradiation of the hydrogen-bond confined crystal state of a dithienylhexafluorocyclopentene with (R)-N-phenylethylamide substituents, the photochemical cyclization reaction proceeds diastereoselectively to form the coloured, closed-ring isomer with 97% de.

Graphical abstract: Diastereoselective cyclization of a dithienylethene switch through single crystal confinement

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Submitted
07 Dec 2005
Accepted
01 Feb 2006
First published
10 Feb 2006

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006,4, 1002-1006
Article type
Communication

Diastereoselective cyclization of a dithienylethene switch through single crystal confinement

K. Uchida, M. Walko, J. J. D. de Jong, S. Sukata, S. Kobatake, A. Meetsma, J. van Esch and B. L. Feringa, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 1002
DOI: 10.1039/B517370A

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