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Efficient and selective photodimerization of 2-naphthalenecarbonitrile mediated by cucurbit[8]uril in an aqueous solution

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Abstract

The photodimerization of 2-naphthalenecarbonitrile (2-NpCN) in a cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) aqueous solution was investigated. Spectroscopic analysis and product distribution reveal that the use of CB[8] as a host inverted the product selectivity from photodimers 2 and 3 in cyclohexane to photodimer 1 in a CB[8] aqueous solution with a large rate acceleration under ambient temperature and pressure.

Graphical abstract: Efficient and selective photodimerization of 2-naphthalenecarbonitrile mediated by cucurbit[8]uril in an aqueous solution

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Submitted
31 Jan 2011
Accepted
21 Mar 2011
First published
13 Apr 2011

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011,10, 1441-1444
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Paper

Efficient and selective photodimerization of 2-naphthalenecarbonitrile mediated by cucurbit[8]uril in an aqueous solution

B. Chen, S. Cheng, G. Liao, X. Li, L. Zhang, C. Tung and L. Wu, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 1441
DOI: 10.1039/C1PP05047H

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