Supramolecular asymmetric photoreactions

Takehiko Wada, Yoshihisa Inoue

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Asymmetric synthesis is currently one of the most vital areas of chemistry, in which a variety of catalytic and enzymatic methodologies have been developed in the last three decades [1-10], although until recently the photochemical branch has not been very extensively or intensively explored [11-16]. However, the photochemical approach to asymmetric synthesis possesses advantages over the thermal ones: as photoprocesses proceed through the electronically excited state, they often yield strained and/or thermally difficult-to-access products of unique structures in a single step [17]. Furthermore, photochemical reactions, being free from the fetter of activation energy, are run over a wide range of temperatures without an accompanying retardation of the reaction rate at lower temperatures or undesirable side reactions at elevated temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChiral Photochemistry
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9780203026342
ISBN (Print)9780824757106
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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