β-Fragmentation of Alkyl Radicals. Polar and Steric Effects

  • K. Klenke
  • J. O. Metzger
Conference paper


Radical fragmentation is the reverse of radical addition. The importance of polar and steric effects to addition reactions is well known . We report here the influence of polar and steric effects on the selectivity of β-scission of alkyl radicals.


Carbon Atom Alkyl Radical High Selectivity Relative Rate Reactive Radical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Klenke
    • 1
  • J. O. Metzger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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