Yasuko Yamaashi

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Upon exposure to sunlight, or to artificial light at wavelengths longer than 290 nm, sulfur dioxide in air underwent oxidation to give sulfur trioxide in the presence of air pollutants such as biacetyl (2,3-butanedione), benzaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide, but not in their absence. Only nitrogen dioxide completely oxidized sulfur dioxide to sulfur trioxide.
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCP, 1), one of the starting materials in the synthesis of aldrin (3), was found to be able to epoxidize aldrin (3) to give dieldrin (4) when exposed to artificial light at wavelengths longer than 290 nm. In this photochemical reaction, heptachloro-3'-cyclopentenyldioxy heptachloro-2-cyclopentene (2) was isolated as a key(More)
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