1981 年 39 巻 9 号 p. 784-794
Low-temperature matrix isolation technique has been developed to permit the spectroscopic study of extremely unstable species. Its usefulness in organic chemistry is shown in detecting reaction intermediates and preparing unstable molecules. A brief summary of the experimental approach and the characteristics of low-temperature photochemistry is presented. The low-temperature photochemical reactions directed toward organic synthesis are discussed by the illustrative examples which can provide high selectivity or specificity.