Special Issue "Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2016)
Over the past twenty years, the use of free radicals in organic synthesis has become commonplace. In this Special issue, we welcome reports on the use of free radicals in the development of new synthetic methodology, target orientated synthesis, and as reaction intermediates. These reactive free radicals typically have fleeting lifetimes, however, new reports on the synthesis of stable free radicals are also welcome. Stable free radicals, such as nitroxides, have found uses as spin traps, profluorescent probes, and importantly as mediators in controlled/living radical polymerizations. A synthetic transformation that has been revolutionized over the past five years is homolytic aromatic substitution (HAS) with traditional non-chain Group 14 organometal hydride-mediated and photochemical techniques superseded by more efficient and benign visible-light photocatalysis and base-mediated HAS. Therefore we welcome reports circumventing the use of toxic heavy metals and expensive transition metal catalysts, and others demonstrating the green credentials of free radicals in organic synthesis.
Prof. Dr. Fawaz Aldabbagh
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- green chemistry
- homolytic substitutions
- reaction mechanisms
- persistent radicals
- synthetic intermediates