Issue Date: May 21, 2012
Frustrated Lewis Pair Starts A New Radical Family
Chemists have plotted a synthetic route to a new class of persistent nitroxide radicals by taking advantage of the synergistic action of an acid-base species known as a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) to capture nitric oxide (NO). The new radicals facilitate selective oxidation reactions and controlled radical polymerizations, adding diversity to the pool of nitroxide radicals that chemists have at their disposal for chemical reactions, the researchers say in a report (J. Am. Chem. Soc., . . .
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