The reactivity of electrochemically generated radical cations toward alcohol and p-toluene sulfonamide nucleophiles was directly investigated through competition experiments. Alcohol-trapping of the radical cation is the kinetically favored pathway and is reversible. Trapping with the sulfonamide leads to the thermodynamic product. Both reaction pathways were investigated computationally with density functional theory (UB3LYP/6-31G(d)) calculations.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Nov 7 2012|