Rosen, Allan Joseph (1964) Studies of cyclopropylcarbinyl-allylcarbinyl free radicals. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10012002-153114
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The di-t-butyl peroxide-initiated decarbonylations of cyclopropylacetaldehyde and dimethylcyclopropylacetaldehyde in the presence of benzyl mercaptan have been carried out and the chain-transfer constants of neopentane, n-butane, 2,3-dimethylbutane, methylcyclopropane, and isopropylcyclopropane with styrene at 79.1[degrees] have been determined in an attempt to ascertain the nature and number of the intermediates involved in interconversions of certain cyclopropylcarbinyl and allylcarbinyl derivatives in free-radical reactions. These interconversions are shown to be reversible. It is concluded that the nonclassical homoallyl radical and the classical allylcarbinyl radical are the intermediates involved in the free-radical interconversion of the cyclopropylcarbinyl and allylcarbinyl skeletons. No evidence is found for the existence of a nonclassical dimethylhomoallyl radical; the classical dimethylcyclopropylcarbinyl and ([gamma, gamma]-dimethylallyl)-carbinyl radicals are probably the only intermediates involved in the free-radical interconversion of the dimethylcyclopropylcarbinyl and ([gamma, gamma]-dimethylallyl)-carbinyl skeletons.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Chemistry and Chemical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1964|
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