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Initiating radical reactions with non-thermal plasmas

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Non-thermal plasmas were used as radical initiators in three radical chain reactions: dehalogenation, 5-exo-trig cyclisation and trifluoromethylation with the Togni II reagent. The use of non-volatile solvents (or solvent-free conditions) gave high yields in all reactions under optimised conditions. Short reaction times and mild conditions make this method an attractive alternative to conventional radical initiators.

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2017, accepted on 06 Mar 2017, published on 06 Mar 2017 and first published online on 06 Mar 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01157A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3685-3688
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    Initiating radical reactions with non-thermal plasmas

    Y. Gorbanev, D. Leifert, A. Studer, D. O'Connell and V. Chechik, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3685
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01157A

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