Free radical addition to olefins. Part XIII. Photolysis of bromodichloromethane in the presence of olefins

Janet C. Gibb, John M. Tedder*, John C. Walton

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Abstract

Photolysis of bromodichloromethane alone and in the presence of ethylene and vinyl fluoride has been investigated. Although the principal photolytic step involves carbon-bromine bond fission: CHCl2Br →hv CHCl2· + Br· subsequent chain carrying processes involve hydrogen abstraction as much as bromine abstraction: R· + CHCl2Br → RH + CCl2Br· R· + CHCl 2Br → RBr + CHCl2· The almost equal importance of hydrogen and bromine abstraction from bromodichloromethane leads to a mixture of products in which both dichloromethyl (CHCl2·) and bromodichloromethyl (CBrCl2·) radicals are chain carrying species. In contrast to earlier reports of liquid phase studies the radical which predominates in addition to alkenes in the gas phase is the bromodichloromethyl radical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-811
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1974

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