Photochemical addition of perfluoro-n-butyl iodide to alkynes and olefins

Mohammad H. Habib, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Perfluoro-n-butyl iodide reacts photochemically with alkynes and other unsaturated organic compounds to give the corresponding adducts in quantitative yields. The kinetics of addition were studied by 19F-NMR, and indicated that the reaction involves a free radical mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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