Photogeneration and reactions of benzhydryl cations and radicals: A complex sequence of mechanisms from femtoseconds to microseconds

Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2013, 85 (7), 1487-1498 published on 29.06.2013
Pure Appl. Chem.
Benzhydryl radicals and cations are reactive intermediates central to the understanding of organic reactivity. They can be generated from benzhydryl halides by UV irradiation. We performed transient absorption measurements over the range from femtoseconds to microseconds to unravel the complete reaction scheme.
TU München