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Realizing the Photoene Reaction with Alkenes under Visible Light Irradiation and Bypassing the Favored [2 + 2]-Photocycloaddition.

A new interesting article has been published in J Am Chem Soc. 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b08100. and titled:

Realizing the Photoene Reaction with Alkenes under Visible Light Irradiation and Bypassing the Favored [2 + 2]-Photocycloaddition.

Authors of this article are:
Ahuja S Raghunathan R Kumarasamy E Jockusch S Sivaguru J.

A summary of the article is shown below:
The textbook photoreaction between two alkenes is the [2 + 2]-photocycloaddition resulting in functionalized cyclobutanes. Herein, we disclose an unusual reactivity of alkenes that favor photoene reaction over the [2 + 2]-photocycloaddition.

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