Chapter 3.1. Kinetics of Radical Reactions: Radical Clocks

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Martin Newcomb

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch16

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Newcomb, M. (2001) Kinetics of Radical Reactions: Radical Clocks, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Universite de Fribourg, Institut de Chimie Organique, Pérolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301607

Online ISBN: 9783527618293



  • alkyl radical clocks;
  • cyclopropylcarbinyl radicals;
  • kinetic studies;
  • alkyl halide;
  • laser flash photolysis


The prelims comprise:

  • What are Radical Clocks?

  • Types of Radical Clock Reactions

  • Radical Clock Kinetic Studies—Concepts

  • Radical Clock Kinetic Studies—Practical Aspects

  • Assumptions in Radical Clock Studies

  • Primary Sources of Kinetic Data

  • Examples of Radical Clocks

  • Conclusion