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Excited-State Proton Transfer in Chiral Environments. 1. Chiral Solvents

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posted on 2002-07-12, 00:00 authored by Kyril M. Solntsev, Laren M. Tolbert, Boiko Cohen, Dan Huppert, Yoshihito Hayashi, Yuri Feldman
Excited-state proton transfer from the “super” photoacid 5,8-dicyano-2-naphthol to 2-butanol is faster in the enantiopure solvent than in its racemic form. The difference observed is discussed in terms of long-range order in homo- and heterodimers of 2-butanol.