Thiols as an Efficient Hydrogen Atom Donor in Free Radical Transformations in Aqueous Media

Author(s): Ioannis N. Lykakis, V. Tamara Perchyonok.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 14 , Issue 10 , 2010

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This paper highlights several methods of C-C and C-H transfer reactions in aqueous media. In all cases, thiols play the role of the reducing agents. A variety of useful synthetic methodologies were also described, which occurred mainly via a free radical non-chain transfer processes. The potential usefulness of free radical reactions in water is demonstrated by ever-increasing studies over the last 5 years. In addition, a cis-trans lipid isomerization process under photoand gamma-irradiation conditions was reported. The complexity of the selective generation of thiyl radical in aqueous media and/or in biological milieus makes this topic highly important in chemistry, biology and medicine.

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Year: 2010
Page: [1075 - 1082]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138527210791130523
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