Free radical addition to olefins. Part 20.-A reinvestigation of the addition of methyl radicals to fluoroethylenes.

Hamish C. Low, John M. Tedder*, John C. Walton

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Abstract

The addition of methyl radicals to fluoroethylenes has been reinvestigated using both azomethane and di-t-butylperoxide as initiators. As in the previous work, excess methyl iodide was added to promote a chain reaction. Unlike the previous study, telomeric products of low volatility were identified and quantitatively estimated. Correction of the monomeric product ratios by addition of the appropriate telomers had a significant effect on the relative Arrhenius parameters in some cases. New values of the activation parameters for the addition of methyl radicals to vinyl fluoride, 1, 1-difluoroethylene, trifluoroethylene and tetrafluoroethylene relative to ethylene, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1714
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1976

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