Radicals Chlorination of alkanes

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This type of reaction is important industrially since it is one of the few that allows compounds containing functional groups to be made from alkanes and the chain reaction can continue for a million steps for each initiation step (photolysis of chlorine).

A. S. Bratolyubov, Russ. Chem. Rev., 1961, 30, 602–612.

 

 

 

 

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