Simulation of free radical addition reactions modified by the presence of cobalt macrocycles

Thomas P. Davis, Dax Kukulj, Ian A. Maxwell

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Free radical addition reactions in the presence of cobaloximes and related compounds have been modelled. Several mechanisms are presented and similarities with the “persistent radical effect” noted by Daikh and Finke are discussed. Cobaloximes and salophen derivatives are widely used in organic synthesis to build carbon‐carbon bonds, whereas in polymer synthesis they are used as catalytic chain transfer agents in the production of oligomers. This work shows that these reactions are closely related and also demonstrates the influence that an external radical source has on the overall reaction kinetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalMacromolecular Theory and Simulations
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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