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Vitamin B12 Catalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Addition
- Proinsias, Keith ó, Jackowska, Agnieszka, Radzewicz, Katarzyna, Giedyk, Maciej, Gryko, Dorota
- Organic letters 2018 v.20 no.1 pp. 296-299
- acrylates, alkenes, catalytic activity, chemical structure, halides, polymerization, vitamin B12
- Vitamin B₁₂, a natural Co-complex, catalyzes atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) of organic halides to olefins. The established conditions were found to be very selective, with atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) occurring only in the case of acrylates.