Free radical addition to olefins. Part 11. - Telomerization of tetrafluoroethylene with dibromodifluoromethane and trifluoroiodomethane

David S. Ashton, John M. Tedder, John C. Walton*

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Abstract

The telomerization of tetrafluoroethylene in the gas phase by CF 2Br2 results in the formation of products of general formula Br[CF2]nBr n = 2-11. When CF3I was used the products were found to be CF3[CF2CF2] nI where n = 1 to 5. Transfer constants have been determined for radicals containing various numbers of tetrafluoroethylene units, and Arrhenius parameters from temperature variation data. Trends in the transfer constants are compared with previous work in solution. The activation energies from the transfer constants are combined with known values of the activation energies of the addition steps to give estimates of the activation energies of the halogen abstraction steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-307
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases
Volume70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1974

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