Hydrogen Abstraction From Unactivated Hydrocarbons Using a Photochemically Excited Isoindoline Nitroxide
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The photochemically excited nitroxide, 1,1,3,3-tetramethylisoindolin-2-yloxyl (<B>1*</B>), abstracts primary, secondary or tertiary hydrogens from unactivated hydrocarbons including cyclohexane, isobutane and <I>n</I>-butane. The resultant carbon-centred radicals are rapidly and efficiently trapped by ground state nitroxide. Hydrogen abstraction from methane may also occur, but is masked by secondary photochemical reactions.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1997(9), 857-858, 1997-09
The Chemical Society of Japan