Chapter 5.4. Peroxyl Radicals in Synthesis

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. John Boukouvalas and
  2. Richard K. Haynes

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch48

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Boukouvalas, J. and Haynes, R. K. (2001) Peroxyl Radicals in Synthesis, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch48

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 peroxyl radicals;
  • hydroperoxides;
  • hydrocarbons;
  • molecular oxygen;
  • teri-butyl hydroperoxide


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Autoxidation of Hydrocarbons

  • Functional Group Interconversions

  • Autoxidation of Carbonyl Compounds

  • Autoxidation of Phenols

  • Autoxidation of Nitrogen Compounds

  • Oxygenation of Cycloalkanols and Related Compounds

  • Peroxyl Radicals from Hydroperoxides

  • Thiol-Oxygen-Co-Oxidation (TOCO) and Related Processes