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The frequently overlooked importance of solvent in free radical syntheses

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Abstract

This tutorial review is designed to dispel the myth, still believed by many synthetic organic chemists, that radical-based syntheses are free from significant solvent effects. However, many synthetically valuable radical reactions do exhibit large kinetic solvent effects. It is therefore important to select the solvent for any proposed radical synthesis with considerable care if good product yields are to be achieved.

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The article was received on 08 jan. 2011 and first published on 22 feb. 2011


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15007C
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 2157-2163
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    The frequently overlooked importance of solvent in free radical syntheses

    G. Litwinienko, A. L. J. Beckwith and K. U. Ingold, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 2157
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15007C

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