Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Free-radical addition reactions initiated by metal oxides, VI

Thermally initiated and copper(II) oxide catalyzed addition of cyanoacetic acid esters to a terminal carbon-carbon double bond
  • M. Hájek
  • J. Málek


CuO catalyzed additions of ethyl cyanoacetate, initiated thermally and by di-tert-butyl peroxide, to 1-decene and ethyl 10-undecylenoate were investigated. The CuO catalyzed reaction proceeds already at 80°C at a high rate, produces 1∶1 adducts in high yields and represents the first example of catalysis in radical addition reactions of non-halogenated compounds.


Oxide Physical Chemistry Peroxide Ethyl Catalysis 
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Было исследовано присоединение зтилцианоацетата к 1-децену и зтил 10-ундециленоату, катализированное CuO, термически и ди-трет.-бутилперекисью. Реакция, катализированная CuO, протекает с высокой скоротью уже при 80°C, даваф аддукты с составом 1∶1 с высоким выходом. Эта реакция представляет собой первый пример катализа в реакциях радикального присоединеиня негалогенированных соединений.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hájek
    • 1
  • J. Málek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Process FundamentalsCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 6Czechoslovakia

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