Effect of Phenyl Substituents on the Photosolvolysis of 9-phenyl-9- Fluorenol
This is a pre-print of the article Winter, Arthur H. "Effect of Phenyl Substituents on the Photosolvolysis of 9-phenyl-9- Fluorenol." (2020). Posted with permission.
The goal of this research is to photosolvolyze 9- phenyl-9-fluorenol derivatives 2a-f. The synthesis of these compounds will start with 9-fluorenone and will be made through lithiation or a Grignard reagent. We have created a synthesis for compounds 2d and 2c, and are still working on synthesizing 2a, 2b, 2e, and 2f. After we find a synthesis process that works for all six derivatives, we will photosolvolyze each of them to try to find a structure reactivity relationship between various electron donating and electron withdrawing groups.