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Review | Regular issue | Vol 65, No. 9, 2005, pp.2221-2257
Published online, 26th July, 2005
DOI: 10.3987/REV-05-601
Photochemical Addition Reactions Involving Phthalimides

Gerard McDermott, Dong Jin Yoo, and Michael Oelgemöller*

*School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland


This review summarizes photochemical addition reactions involving the phthalimide system from the pioneering work of Y. Kanaoka in the early 1970’ies to recent developments. Photoadditions of arenes, alkenes, alcohols, ethers, amines, thioethers, carboxylates and α-trialkylsilylmethyl-substituted compounds are described.