Author

Stefan Weigl

Date of Award

9-1975

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Supervisor

Dr. J. Warkentin

Abstract

The products and mechanism of the photolytic rearrangement of the equilibrium mixture of triphenylmethylcyclopentadienes have been studied. Direct irradiation of the equilibrium mixture of triphenylmethylcyclopentadienes yields 5,6,6-triphenylibicyclo{3.1.0} hex-2-ene. Photolysis with a triplet sensitizer yields dimeric products in addition to 5,6,6-triphenylbicyclo{3.1.0}hex-2-ene. Thermolytic isomerization of 5,6,6-triphenylbicyclo{3.1.0}hex-2-ene is reported. The predominant isomer in the equilibrium mixture of triphenylmethylcyclopentadiene has been established as 2-triphenylmethylcyclopentadiene.

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