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Honors Thesis - Campus Access
The photochemical decarbonylation reaction of ketones has been the focus of much interest. The mechanism of this reaction involves the loss of CO by a sequential cleavage of two sigma bonds. Our group is interested in developing the solid-state photodecarbonylation reaction to synthesize complex bicyclic compounds from the corresponding bridged ketones. The bridged ketones were synthesized using a tandem Michael-addition-intramolecular aldolization and Mn(III) based oxidative free radical cyclization.
Welch, Barrett Michael Warren, "A Synthesis of Bridged Ketones to Study the Photochemical Decarbonylation Reaction" (2007). Honors Thesis. 248.