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The cumene/O2 system: a very simple tool for the radical chain oxidation of some functional groups

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Due to the relative stability of the cumyl radical, cumenes and α-methyl-styrenes are ideally structured to directly harvest the oxidizing reactivity of O2 and initiate radical chain reactions in catalyst-free conditions. In the absence of additional substrates, these processes can lead to acetophenones. In the presence of substrates, the cumene oxidation process can be intercepted in various chain reactions, affording very simple protocols for functional group oxidation.

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The article was received on 14 May 2017, accepted on 27 Jun 2017 and first published on 30 Jun 2017


Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ01666B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    The cumene/O2 system: a very simple tool for the radical chain oxidation of some functional groups

    A. Malekafzali, K. Malinovska and F. W. Patureau, New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ01666B

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