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Allylic Radical

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  • An allylic radical is a resonance-stabilized radical in each of the two resonance forms of which the unpaired electron is on an allylic carbon.

    eg. 1:

     

    allylicradical1.png

     

    eg. 2:

     

    allylicradical2.png

     

    The lightest allylic radical 1 is called the allyl radical.

     

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    see also primary allylic radical, secondary allylic radical, tertiary allylic radical