Issue 26, 2017

Initiating radical reactions with non-thermal plasmas


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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14 Feb 2017
06 Mar 2017
First published
06 Mar 2017
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Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3685-3688

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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