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Photosensitization by Ferrocene. Photochemistry of Higher Electronic Excited States

Dannenberg, J. J. and Richards, J. H. (1965) Photosensitization by Ferrocene. Photochemistry of Higher Electronic Excited States. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 87 (7). pp. 1626-1627. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01085a048.

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We wish to report that ferrocene catalyzes the photochemical cis-trans isomerization of piperylene and the dimerization of isoprene. The evidence leads us to suggest that the mechanism for these reactions involves a complex of ferrocene and olefin which absorbs light and is excited to an electronic state considerably higher than the first excited singlet. This excited state dissociates to ferrocene in a triplet state and to a triplet olefin which then isomerizes or adds to a ground-state olefin.

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Additional Information:© 1965 American Chemical Society. Received November 30, 1964. We wish to acknowledge the financial assistance of the National Science Foundation and the Paint Research Institute.
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Official Citation:Photosensitization by Ferrocene. Photochemistry of Higher Electronic Excited States J. J. Dannenberg and J. H. Richards Journal of the American Chemical Society 1965 87 (7), 1626-1627 DOI: 10.1021/ja01085a048
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