LASER PHOTOOXIDATIVE CHEMISTRY OF QUADRICYCLANE

PHYSICAL ORGANIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND KINETICS

JOSEPH J. BELBRUNO
DEPT. OF CHEM.
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
HANOVER, NH 03755

Abstract

The photochemical experiment described uses the unique properties of the laser, in combination. One intent of the exercise is to compare the relative efficiencies of conventional and laser photochemistry. A second is to explore the mechanism of a particular photochemical reaction, the methylene blue sensitized photoreaction of the title compound with acetic acid. The preferred laser source is a simple nitrogen pumped dye laser and a floodlight may be used as the conventional source. Analysis is accomplished by FTIR or NMR techniques. A brief introduction to laser properties is included.

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