Journal article

Synthesis of the radical scavenger 1,1,3,3-tetr amethylisoindolin-2-yloxyl

PG Griffiths, G Moad, E Rizzardo, DH Solomon

Australian Journal of Chemistry | Published : 1983


A versatile free-radical trapping agent, 1,1,3,3-tetramethylisoindolin-2-yloxyl, has been prepared from N-benzylphthalimide by reaction with 'methylmagnesium iodide' in refluxing toluene followed by hydrogenolysis and oxidation. The Grignard reaction gives 2-benzyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethylisoindoline along with a small proportion of an unexpected by-product, 2-benzyl-1-ethyl-1,3,3-trimethyliso-indoline.

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