Chapter 1.6. Xanthates and Related Derivatives as Radical Precursors

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Samir Z. Zard

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch6

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Zard, S. Z. (2001) Xanthates and Related Derivatives as Radical Precursors, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch6

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



  • xanthates;
  • thiocarbonyl derivatives;
  • alcohols;
  • primary carbon radicals;
  • dithiocarbonate


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • The Barton-McCombie Deoxygenation: Mechanism and Applications

  • Synthetic Variations

  • Tin-Free Modifications

  • Degenerative Transfer of Xanthates: Mechanistic Considerations

  • Synthetic Applications

  • Outlook and Perspectives