In contrast to the photolysis of p-toluyl azide, photolysis of ortho- or meta-iodo substituted p-toluyl azide in the presence of nucleophilic trapping agents produced the corresponding triplet nitrene which led to the simple aniline products and not to the dehydroazepine-nucleophile adducts. © 1989.
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