Alkanethiylperoxyl Radicals

  • Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu
  • Maurizio Guerra
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 197)


Alkanethiylperoxyl radicals are the adducts of alkanethiyl radicals with molecular oxygen, viz.,
$$R{{S}^{\bullet }}+{{O}_{2}}\to RSO{{O}^{\bullet }}$$
Most of the work on the structural characteristics of these radicals, their formation and reactions is very recent and, to a certain extent, this class of radicals represent the expansion and importance of organosulfur reactive intermediates in various branches of chemistry. In fact, it is believed that these reactive species play important roles in the atmospheric sulfur cycler1 and in biological systems.2 Some authors have reported alkanethiylperoxyl radicals as RSO2 rather than RSOO and this fact has already caused some confusion because RSO2 represents the well-known class of alkanesulfonyl radicals in which the sulfur atom is bound to two oxygen atoms as well as to R.3


Electron Spin Resonance Molecular Oxygen Cyclic Structure Sulfonyl Radical Thiyl Radical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu
    • 1
  • Maurizio Guerra
    • 1
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheI. Co. C. E. A.Ozzano, Emilia (Bologna)Italy

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