Reaction of t-butoxy radicals with norbornadiene

W. Ken Busfield, Ian D. Jenkins, San H. Thang, Ezio Rizzardo, David H. Solomon

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95 percent of the reaction of t-butoxy radical with norbornadiene occurs by radical addition followed by rearrangement to nortricyclyl and 7-t-butoxynorbornenyl products; the remainder includes a novel radical rearrangement involving a 1,3-H shift and some radical abstraction observed for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5081-5084
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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