Isse, Abdirisak A; Gennaro, Armando; Lin, Ching-Yeh; Hodgson, Jennifer; Coote, Michelle; Guliashvili, Tamaz
The mechanism of reductive cleavage of model alkyl halides (methyl 2-bromoisobutyrate, methyl 2-bromopropionate, and 1-bromo-1-chloroethane), used as initiators in living radical polymerization (LRP), has been investigated in acetonitrile using both experimental and computational methods. Both theoretical and experimental investigations have revealed that dissociative electron transfer to these alkyl halides proceeds exclusively via a concerted rather than stepwise manner. The reductive...[Show more]
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