Outcome-changing effect of polarity reversal in hydrogen-atom-abstraction reactions
We have examined hydrogen-atom-abstraction reactions for combinations of electrophilic/nucleophilic radicals with electrophilic/nucleophilic substrates. We find that reaction between an electrophilic radical and a nucleophilic substrate is relatively favorable, and vice versa, but the reactions between a radical and a substrate that are both electrophilic or both nucleophilic are relatively unfavorable, consistent with the literature reports of Roberts. As a result, the regioselectivity for the...[Show more]
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