Photocyclization of Stilbenes and Stilbenoids

Abedawn I Khalaf

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The photocyclization reaction is highlighted in this review. The two main aspects of this reaction are explored; namely photocyclization under oxidative conditions and under non-oxidative conditions. Also, several examples of stilbenoid photochemistry are discussed. The synthesis and photochemistry of a series of 2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one and of 2,3,5-triarylfurans as well as 2,3-di-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)furan have also been mentioned in this review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-75
Number of pages11
JournalTrends In Photochemistry And Photobiology
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • photocyclization
  • stilbenes
  • stilbenoids
  • dihydrophenanthrene
  • phenanthrene
  • triarlyfuran
  • non-oxidative conditions


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