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Photoinduced reaction of conjugated compounds (e.g., enones and carboxylic acid derivatives) leading to loss of conjugation.
This reaction has important synthetic applications for the synthesis of frameworks of numerous natural products, such as β,γ-unsaturated carboxylic acids from photoexcitation of α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid derivatives, excluding the use of strong bases, as required for similar isomerizations performed in the ground state.
PAC, 2007, 79, 293 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 389
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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