Experimental as well as theoretical studies have been carried out with the aim of elucidating the mechanism of the atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) of styrene and carbon tetrachloride wwith a TpxCu(NCMe) complex as the catalyst precursor (Tpx = hydrotrispyrazolyl-borate ligand). The studies shown herein demonstrate the effect of different variables in the kinetic behavior. A mechanistic proposal consistent with theoretical and experimental data is presented. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2011|