Photochemically inudced chelate ring expansion and hydrolysis reactions: X-ray crystal structures of [W{PPh2OC(Ph)CHPPh2}(CO)4] and [W(PPh2OH)(PPh2CH2COPh)(CO)4]

@inproceedings{AlJibori1982PhotochemicallyIC,
  title={Photochemically inudced chelate ring expansion and hydrolysis reactions: X-ray crystal structures of [W\{PPh2OC(Ph)CHPPh2\}(CO)4] and [W(PPh2OH)(PPh2CH2COPh)(CO)4]},
  author={Subhi A. Al-Jibori and Michael B. Hall and Alan T. Hutton and Bernard L. Shaw},
  year={1982}
}
  • Subhi A. Al-Jibori, Michael B. Hall, +1 author Bernard L. Shaw
  • Published 1982
  • Chemistry
  • Light of intensity normally found in a laboratory transforms the 4-membered ring chelate [W{PPh2CH(COPh)PPh2}(CO)4] into the 6-membered ring chelate [W{PPh2OC(Ph)CHPPh2}(CO)4] and thence into a hydrolysis product [W(PPh2OH)(PPh2CH2COPh)(CO)4]; neither reaction occurs in the absence of light. 

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