Table 4: Summary of kinetic data for 9,10-bis(trialkyl/triphenylsilyl)anthracenes with BHT.

Type of alkyl/aryl groupRate constant (+BHT) (k) s−1Half-life seconds (+BHT)

Methyl 798
Ethyl 2189
Propyl 2388
Butyl 2632
Phenyla 103972

Dissolved in dichloromethane.