University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 85-88.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201505020

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Mechanisms and Competition of Free Radical Addition and Substitution Reactions of Propylene with HBr and Br·

Yong CHEN*()   

  • Published:2016-05-23
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Alkenes with α-H can react with bromine radical via both free radical addition and free radical substitution. In this paper, the mechanisms of the free radical addition and free radical substitution and the competition between these two reactions were discussed using propylene as an example to illustrate effects of reaction conditions on the major reaction and products.

Key words: Propylene, Bromine radical, Free radical addition reaction, Free radical substitution reaction, Competition