1269. Preparation and reactions of vinyl radicals

N A Weir

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Vinyl radicals have been prepared by the methyl-radical sensitised decompositions of acraldehyde and vinyl formate; attempts to obtain the radicals directly by photolyses of acraldehyde and divinylmercury were unsuccessful. Ratios of rate constants (?) for like- and cross-disproportionation to like-and cross-combination, determined at 175°, are: ?(Vinyl, Vinyl)= 1-1, ?(Me, Vinyl)=2-3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6870-6872
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)
Publication statusPublished - 1965


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