Reactive cross-talk between adjacent tension-trapped transition states.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tension along a polymer chain traps neighboring s-trans/s-trans-1,3-diradicals from the mechanically induced ring opening of gem-difluorocyclopropanes (gDFCs). The diradicals correspond to the transition states of the force-free thermal isomerization reactions of gDFCs, and the tension trapping allows a new disproportionation reaction between two simultaneously trapped diradicals to take place.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lenhardt, JM; Ogle, JW; Ong, MT; Choe, R; Martinez, TJ; Craig, SL

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 133 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 3222 - 3225

PubMed ID

  • 21341786

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21341786

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja107645c


  • eng