The Gif Paradox
This account summarizes research work on the structural aspects and functional features encountered in all major branches of the Gif family of hydrocarbon-oxidizing reagents. Despite assertions by the inventor of Gif chemistry, D. H. R. Barton, to the effect that nonradical pathways could better explain the behavior of Gif systems, detailed experimental investigations provide compelling evidence to support the preponderance of oxygen- and carboncentered radical chemistry.
P. Stavropoulos et al., "The Gif Paradox," Accounts of Chemical Research, American Chemical Society (ACS), Jan 2001.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ar000100+
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