An Unexpected Dimerisation in Ambient Daylight

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Base catalysed condensation of indan-1,3-dione with 2-naphthaldehyde gave a mixture of the expected products 2-naphthalen-2-ylmethylene-indan-1,3-dione and a four membered ring dimer resulting from a daylight catalysed photochemical dimerisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-646
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • ambient daylight
  • Knoevenagel
  • dimerisation

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