Metal Induced Decarboxylation of Aliphatic Free Radicals. I. Kinetics of the Reactions of Copper(I) and Copper(II) Ions with the 2‐Methyl‐2‐Carboxylicacid‐Propyl Free Radical in Aqueous Solutions. A Pulse Radiolysis Study

Mohamed Masarwa, Haim Cohen, Jacob Saar, Dan Meyerstein

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Abstract

CH2C(CH3)2CO2H free radicals react with Cu2+aq to form CuIII‐CH2C(CH3)2CO2H2+aq, which probably is rapidly transformed into intermediate I. This intermediate decomposes into Cu+aq + CO2 + CH2=C(CH3)2. This is the first system in which a metal ion induced β‐carboxyl elimination reaction was observed. ·CH2C(CH3)2CO2H free radicals react with CuIII‐CH2C(CH3)2CO2H2+aq to form Cu2+aq and a mixture of (‐CH2C(CH3)2CO2H)2, (CH3)3CCO2H, and HOCH2C(CH3)2CO2H. CH2C(CH3)2CO2H reacts with Cu+aq to form CuII‐CH2C(CH3)2CO2H+aq. The latter intermediate decomposes both via homolysis and by a reaction with Cu2+aq to form 2Cu2+aq + (CH3)3CCO2H. The spectra of the intermediates and the kinetics of reaction are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990

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