Are phenylhalocarbenes ambiphilic?

Robert A. Moss, Witold Ławrynowicz, Linda M. Hadel, Nigel P. Hacker, Nicholas J. Turro, Ian Gould, Yuan Cha

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In additions to simple alkenes and styrenes at 25°C, the selectivitles of PhCF and PhCCl are best described as electrophilic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4125-4128
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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Moss, R. A., Ławrynowicz, W., Hadel, L. M., Hacker, N. P., Turro, N. J., Gould, I., & Cha, Y. (1986). Are phenylhalocarbenes ambiphilic? Tetrahedron Letters, 27(35), 4125-4128.