Fragmentations observed in the reactions of α-methoxy-γ-alkoxyalkyl iodide substrates with super-electron-donors derived from 4-DMAP and N-methylbenzimidazole.

Abstract

Reactions of super-electron-donors (SEDs) derived from 4-dimethylaminopyridine and from N-methylbenzimidazole with α-methoxy-γ-alkoxyalkyl iodides lead to liberation of the γ-alkoxy groups as their alcohols. This is consistent with generation of alkyl radicals from the alkyl halide precursors, and trapping of these radicals by the radical-cation of the SED, followed by a heterolytic fragmentation.

DOI: 10.1039/c0ob01282c

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@article{Sword2011FragmentationsOI, title={Fragmentations observed in the reactions of α-methoxy-γ-alkoxyalkyl iodide substrates with super-electron-donors derived from 4-DMAP and N-methylbenzimidazole.}, author={Ryan Sword and Luke A Baldwin and John A. Murphy}, journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry}, year={2011}, volume={9 9}, pages={3560-70} }