The geometries and energies of μ1 and μ2 radicals, formed in the thermal reaction of dimethyl- and diethyldiazenes, were investigated by means of UHF-MINDO/3. The stability of μ radicals was found greater than that of allyl radical. The calculated SOMO energies show a lower reactivity in H-abstraction reactions than that of alkyl and allyl radicals.
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