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Oxidation of bisbenzenechromium(0) by stable phenoxyl radical

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    (C6H6)2Cr(0) is oxidized by the stable 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenoxyl radical to the saltlike bisbenzenechromium 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenolate.

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    It was shown that the phenolate can undergo dissociative sublimation.

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    The phenolate undergoes thermal decomposition by the disproportionation mechanism, in which the initial step is dissociation of the phenolate to (C6H6)2Cr(O) and the phenoxyl radical.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 3, pp. 713–714, March, 1978.

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Sorokin, A.Y., Shevelev, Y.A. & Domrachev, G.A. Oxidation of bisbenzenechromium(0) by stable phenoxyl radical. Russ Chem Bull 27, 618–619 (1978).

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  • Oxidation
  • Phenolate
  • C6H6
  • Thermal Decomposition
  • Initial Step