Activation of molecular oxygen by S-radicals: experimental and computational studies on a novel oxidation of alkynes to alpha-diketones
Kristine J Tan, Uta Wille
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2008
Thiylperoxyl radicals are the suggested reactive key-intermediates in the oxidation of bis-aromatic alkynes to alpha-diketones using molecular oxygen "activated" by thiyl radicals.
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program and the Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing. Technical support by Associate Professors Peter Tregloan, Steven Bottle and Dr Kathryn Fairfull-Smith is gratefully acknowledged.