Free-radical addition of carboxylic acids to α-olefins
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A preparative method was developed for the synthesis of dialkylacetic acids by the addition of acids of normal structure to α-olefins.
A study was made of the reactivities of acids of different molecular weight and structure and of different a-olefins in this reaction.
The relation was determined of the yields of 1 ∶: 1 adducts to the reaction temperature and time, the amount of t-butyl peroxide used, and the molar ratio of acid: olefin.
KeywordsMolecular Weight Peroxide Adduct Carboxylic Acid Reaction Temperature
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