Photosubstitution in aromatic compounds with the participation of nucleophiles.
While electrophilic substitution is the most common reaction on aromatic
compounds in the ground state
, nucleophilic substitution is typical for the excited
states of these compounds. Some electrophilic aromatic photosubstitutions
(upon excitation of the aromatic substrate) have been reported.
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