Addition of Benzyl Radicals to Alkenes: The Role of Radical Deformation in the Transition State

Károly Héberger, Manfred Walbiner, Hanns Fischer

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Abstract

Nonplanar radical centers in the transition state are responsible for the slow rate of addition of benzyl and para‐substituted benzyl radicals to monosubstituted and 1,1‐disubstituted alkenes. This was shown by ESR spectroscopy, since the para‐substituents do not significantly affect the rate of the addition. The conclusion is in agreement with the calculated transition‐state structures for the addition of simple alkyl radicals to alkenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-636
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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