Reactive intermediates part I: radicals

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  1. Editor: Prof. Tehshik P. Yoon
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

Open-shelled, odd-electron organic molecules were once believed to be so unstable that they could not exist or that their reactions would always be uncontrolled. However, beginning with Gomberg’s description of the chemistry of triphenylmethyl radical, a wide range of important reactions have been shown to involve radical intermediates. These span examples from classical photochemically and thermolytically initiated organoradical chemistry, transition metal chemistry, electrochemistry, biological chemistry, and modern photoredox chemistry. Indeed, organic radical chemistry is among the most active research areas in contemporary organic chemistry. This series will highlight current progress in this field and provide a cross-section of the diverse research questions that motivating the growing activity in radical chemistry.

Potential topics for manuscripts include, but are not limited to:

  • New synthetic methods involving radical intermediates
  • Physical organic chemistry of radicals
  • Metal- and heteroatom-centered radical chemistry
  • Photoredox catalysis and new initiation strategies
  • Radical polymerization and functionalization
  • Radicals in biology
  • Chemistry of stable organic radicals

Photocatalyic Appel reaction enabled by copper-based complexes in continuous flow

  1. Clémentine Minozzi,
  2. Jean-Christophe Grenier-Petel,
  3. Shawn Parisien-Collette and
  4. Shawn K. Collins
  • Letter
  • Published 30 Oct 2018

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  • Supp. Info

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 2730–2736, doi:10.3762/bjoc.14.251

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 23 Nov 2018

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 2916–2922, doi:10.3762/bjoc.14.270

Degenerative xanthate transfer to olefins under visible-light photocatalysis

  1. Atsushi Kaga,
  2. Xiangyang Wu,
  3. Joel Yi Jie Lim,
  4. Hirohito Hayashi,
  5. Yunpeng Lu,
  6. Edwin K. L. Yeow and
  7. Shunsuke Chiba
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 13 Dec 2018

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 3047–3058, doi:10.3762/bjoc.14.283

Tandem copper and photoredox catalysis in photocatalytic alkene difunctionalization reactions

  1. Nicholas L. Reed,
  2. Madeline I. Herman,
  3. Vladimir P. Miltchev and
  4. Tehshik P. Yoon
  • Letter
  • Published 05 Feb 2019

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  • Supp. Info

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 351–356, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.30

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