Title

The Gif Paradox

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.


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