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An autocatalytic cycle in autoxidation of triethylborane

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Abstract

An autocatalytic cycle was found in the mechanism of autoxidation of triethylborane using density functional theory calculations. The reaction starts with the generation of an ethyl radical via slow homolytic substitution. Fast radical propagation then takes place through a catalytic cycle in which the ethyl radical acts as a catalyst.

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The article was received on 03 Apr 2017, accepted on 24 Apr 2017 and first published on 24 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02541F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 7302-7305
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    An autocatalytic cycle in autoxidation of triethylborane

    R. Uematsu, C. Saka, Y. Sumiya, T. Ichino, T. Taketsugu and S. Maeda, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 7302
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02541F

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