Pressure and temperature control of product chirality in asymmetric photochemistry. Enantiodifferentiating photoisomerization of cyclooctene sensitized by chiral benzenepolycarboxylates

Yoshihisa Inoue, Eiji Matsushima, Takehiko Wada

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Abstract

Pressure effects upon asymmetric photosensitization have been investigated for the first time in the enantiodifferentiating Z-E photoisomerization of cyclooctene (1), sensitized by chiral aromatic esters (2-7). The product's enantiomeric excess (ee) and E/Z ratio were critical functions of the applied pressure, exhibiting an unprecedented switching of the product chirality. Depending upon the chiral sensitizer employed, the differential activation volume (ΔΔV(+) varies widely from -3.7 to +5.6 cm3 mol-1, which is unexpectedly large for an enantiodifferentiation in the excited state. However, the ΔΔV(+) values obtained do not correlate with the differential activation enthalpy (ΔΔH(+)) or entropy (ΔΔS(+)) obtained from temperature-dependence studies, indicating that pressure and temperature function as independent perturbants for the photoenantio- differentiation process. Further investigations on the pressure dependence of ee at low temperatures enable us to construct the first three-dimensional diagram that correlates the product's ee with pressure and temperature changes. The combined effects of temperature and pressure provide us with a versatile tool for the multidimensional control of asymmetric photochemical reactions, in which we can switch and/or enhance the product chirality at more readily accessible temperatures and pressures, without using antipodal sensitizers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10687-10696
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume120
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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