Chapter 1.2. Radical Chain Reactions: Organoborane Initiators

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Hideki Yorimitsu and
  2. Koichiro Oshima

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch2

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Yorimitsu, H. and Oshima, K. (2001) Radical Chain Reactions: Organoborane Initiators, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch2

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



  • organoborane initiators;
  • dithiocarbonate;
  • lewis acids;
  • stoichiometric organoboranes;
  • reactive ethyl radicals


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Triethylborane-Induced Radical Reaction at Low Temperatures

  • Lewis Acidic Triaikyiborane: Radical Mediator and Terminator as Well as Initiator

  • Triethylborane: Source of Reactive Ethyl Radical

  • Triethylborane in Aqueous Media