A push-pull 4a,4b-dihydrophenanthrene

F. D. Lewis*, T. L. Kurth, R. S. Kalgutkar

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Irradiation of (Z)-3-cyano-3′-aminostilbene in the absence of oxygen yields a push-pull substituted dihydrophenanthrene with substantial quinoidal character as evidenced by the pronounced solvent dependence of its absorption spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1372-1373
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 7 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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