Chapter 3.5. Ring Expansions

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Wei Zhang

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch38

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Zhang, W. (2001) Ring Expansions, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch38

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



  • ring expansion;
  • radical chemistry;
  • hypohalite thermolysis;
  • hydrogen atom transfer;
  • alkoxy radicals


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • β-Scission of Alkoxy Radicals

  • Ring Expansion of Strained Systems