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The photoreactions of N-methyl-2-pyridone


Sharp, Louis James (1970) The photoreactions of N-methyl-2-pyridone. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/RK5J-7E32.


In studying the photochemistry of N-methyl-2- pyridone, four products were observed. Besides the previously known dimer and bicyclic monomer, two new dimers were isolated.

The quantum yields of product formation were measured, and it was found that only one intermediate was involved. From sensitization and quenching experiments, the lowest excited singlet state appears to be that intermediate although a highly reactive, ground state isomer cannot be ruled out. Some spectroscopic evidence for this isomer is given.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hammond, George Simms
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:18 August 1969
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02272009-095718
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ID Code:794
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Deposited On:06 Mar 2009
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