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Review | Regular issue | Vol 3, No. 11, 1975, pp.1035-1064
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1975-11-1035
Applications of Free Radical Reactions in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Karl Heusler*

*Pharmaceuticals Division, Research Department, Ciba-Geigy Limited, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland


Organic oxygen and nitrogen free radicals are easily generated and can be used for the preparation of heterocyclic systems. In the present review, the application of such intramolecular as well as intermolecular radical reactions to the synthesis of various polycyclic compounds is discussed.