Carl Schiesser takes us through the evolution of Free Radical Chemistry in this very original and well written paper that highlights results from the Beckwith “golden era”.
Join us in this trip from the “Dark Ages” of Free Radical Chemistry to the Post-Renaissance period. The paper will be free to access until 4th February.
In the paper, they determine the rate constant data and Arrhenius parameters for a series of substituted hexenyl radicals of differing electronic and steric demand.
This paper will be included in the special issue on ‘Free Radical Chemistry’ in memory of Athel Beckwith that will be published in Spring. Keep an eye on it.
Treasures from the Free Radical Renaissance Period – Miscellaneous hexenyl radical kinetic data
Athelstan L. J. Beckwith and Carl H. Schiesser
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00708K, Paper