photoaddition

photoaddition

[¦fōd·ō·ə′dish·ən]
(physical chemistry)
A bimolecular photochemical process in which a single product is formed by electronically excited unsaturated molecules.
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It has been shown that very efficient photoaddition of HCl onto polyene occurs for sequence length of three to eight, and this process brings a redistribution of polyene sequences length as Eq.
Recent studies include work on stereoselective [2+2] photoadditions and functionalization/fragmentation of the adducts to provide building blocks for the total synthesis of sesquiterpenoids.