Organic Chemistry

Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences

, Volume 93, Issue 4, pp 635-646

First online:

Micellar control of photochemical reactions

  • V. RamamurthyAffiliated withDepartment of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science

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Micelles as media for chemical reactions exhibit features that are unique in comparison to ordinary non-aqueous or aqueous solvent media. A thermal or photochemical reaction conducted in micellar media is influenced by the micellar environmental effects resulting in control and/or modification of reactivity. The salient features of micelles and their influence on photochemical reactivity are briefly discussed in this paper.


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