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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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Abstract

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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Submitted
14 May 2017
Accepted
27 Jun 2017
First published
30 Jun 2017

This article is Open Access

New J. Chem., 2017,41, 6981-6985
Article type
Letter

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, 41, 6981
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ01666B

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