Molecular Structure of Allyl Radical from Electron Diffraction

E. Vajda, J. Tremmel, B. Rozsondai, I. Hargittai, A. K. Maltsev, N. D. Kagramanov, O. M. Nefedov

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The molecular structure of free allyl radical was determined from high-temperature electron diffraction augmented with mass spectrometry. The free radicals, with 75% relative abundance, were produced by vacuum pyrolysis of 1,5-hexadiene at 960 °C in the diffraction experiment. The data are consistent with a planar symmetric geometry, C-C bond length (rg) 1.428 ± 0.013 Å, and C-C-C bond angle 124.6 ± 3.4°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4352-4353
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Vajda, E., Tremmel, J., Rozsondai, B., Hargittai, I., Maltsev, A. K., Kagramanov, N. D., & Nefedov, O. M. (1986). Molecular Structure of Allyl Radical from Electron Diffraction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 108(15), 4352-4353.