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Radical Addition to Polyenes

Dienes and Polyenes (1997)

  1. H. Zipse

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0109

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

How to Cite

Zipse, H. 2009. Radical Addition to Polyenes. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups.

Author Information

  1. Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Organische Chemie, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009


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    Reactivity of Polyenes Towards Radicals
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    Reactivity of Polyenyl Radicals
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    Regioselectivity of Radical Addition Reactions to Polyenes
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    Regioselectivity in Reactions of Polyenyl Radicals
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    Non-Chain Radical Reactions—Oxidation as an Alternative Terminating Step
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  • radical addition to polyenes;
  • polyene reactivity towards radicals;
  • polyenyl radical reactivity;
  • radical addition reaction to polyene regioselectivity;
  • polyenyl radical reaction regioselectivity;
  • allyl radical trapping with other open-shell species;
  • allyl radical dimerization;
  • non-chain radical reactions–oxidation as alternative terminating step