Formation of free radicals in acid-catalyzed decomposition of di-tert-butyl peroxide

  • V. M. Solyanikov
  • L. V. Petrov
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Di-tert-butyl peroxide under the influence of protic and aprotic acids is converted to isobutylene and tert-butyl hydroperoxide. The formation of free radicals occurs as the result of the acid-catalyzed homolysis of the hydroperoxide.


Peroxide Free Radical Hydroperoxide Isobutylene Homolysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Solyanikov
    • 1
  • L. V. Petrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Institute of Chemical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRChernogolovka

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