Our own experimental studies have focussed on the reaction of
p-nitrobenzenediazonium fluoroborate in DMF without catalysis.
The principal product was nitrobenzene.
Decompositions in the prescence of added anisole, nitrobenzene, or iodobenzene
gave product mixtures consistent with a
p-nitrophenyl radical. The use
of DMF, DMF-d1, DMF-d6 and DMF-d7 identified the
sites of H-atom abstraction.
it is consistent with a modest
deuterium kinetic isotope effect in the H-atom abstraction reaction.
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