Table 2: Summary of kinetic data for 9,10-bis(trialkyl/triphenylsilyl)anthracenes.

Functional alkyl/aryl groupRate constant (k) s−1Half-life seconds

Methyla 744
Ethyla 2059
Propyla 2346
Butyla 2461
Phenylb 7702

In hexane, bdissolved in DCM.