An autocatalytic cycle in autoxidation of triethylborane

Ryohei Uematsu, Chihiro Saka, Yosuke Sumiya, Tomoya Ichino, Tetsuya Taketsugu, Satoshi Maeda

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An autocatalytic cycle was found in the mechanism of autoxidation of triethylborane using density functional theory calculations. The reaction starts with the generation of an ethyl radical via slow homolytic substitution. Fast radical propagation then takes place through a catalytic cycle in which the ethyl radical acts as a catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7302-7305
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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