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Free-Radical Reactions

  • Robert B. Grossman
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Abstract

A free radical is a species containing one or more unpaired electrons. Free radicals are electron-deficient species, but they are usually uncharged, so their chemistry is very different from the chemistry of even-electron electron-deficient species such as carbocations and carbenes.

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Chain Mechanism Norrish Type Triplet Carbene Singlet Carbene Atom Abstraction Reaction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Grossman
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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