Atomic Force Microscopy of Photochemistry of 4, 4'-Dimethylbenzophenone in the Solid State
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The formation of regular nanostructures by photodimerization of 4,4′-dimethylbenzophenone (<B>1</B>) through intermolecular hydrogen abstraction, is investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and known crystal packing data. AFM reveals that the crystal face (001) of <B>1</B> exhibits volcanoes. All the experimental results are correlated with the crystal structure. Molecular interpretation of the AFM features of <B>1</B> is given.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1999(12), 1261-1262, 1999-12-05
The Chemical Society of Japan