Radical Reactions in Organic Synthesis

Paperback | February 25, 2004

bySamir Z. Zard

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Zard provides a description of radical reactions and their applications in organic synthesis. He illustrates that armed with an elementary knowledge of kinetics and some common sense, it is possible to harness radicals into a tremendously powerful tool for solving synthetic problems. The bookbegins with a brief historical account and presentation of the basics. It then blends the discussion of the properties of radical processes with the now familiar chemistry of stannanes. Radicals being the same entities, whichever method is used to generate them, a study of the various processes forthe creation and capture of radicals constitutes the remainder of the book. Silicon and mercury based techniques as well as the Barton and related decarboxylation procedures are discussed in detail, followed by the Kharasch type atom and group transfer reactions. The increasingly importantpersistent radical effect, also known as the Fischer-Ingold effect, is examined in the context of non-chain reactions. Both the Kharasch based methods and the persistent radical effect have recently been applied in the emerging field of controlled radical polymerisations. Finally, the vast domain ofredox processes is presented in a unified manner with the aim of providing a simple rationale for the multitude of possible transformation. The book concludes with a brief overview and some general practical hints for conducting radical reactions. More than 700 references provide access to theprimary literature

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Zard provides a description of radical reactions and their applications in organic synthesis. He illustrates that armed with an elementary knowledge of kinetics and some common sense, it is possible to harness radicals into a tremendously powerful tool for solving synthetic problems. The bookbegins with a brief historical account and p...

Professor Samir Z. Zard Departement de Synthese Organique, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau, France + 33 (0)1 69 28 57 39 + 33 (0)1 69 28 38 51 zard@poly.polytechnique.fr Member of the RSC, the ACS, and the Societe Francaise de Chimie and has received a number of professional awards (The Organic Chemistry Division Prize of the...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inPublished:February 25, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198502400

ISBN - 13:9780198502401

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction and some general concepts2. General principles: chain reactions based on stannane chemistry3. Further chain reactions of stannanes4. Organo-silicon, -germanium, and -mercury hydrides5. The Barton decarboxylation and related reactions6. Atom and group transfer reactions7. The persistent radical effect: non-chain processes8. Redox processes9. Some concluding remarks