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https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C00963
The @[email protected], by the @[email protected] end of a growing chain-polymer, of an atom from another molecule. The growth of the polymer chain is thereby terminated but a new radical, capable of chain @[email protected] and @[email protected], is simultaneously created. For the example of alkene @[email protected] cited for a @[email protected], the reaction:
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represents a chain transfer, the radical Cl3C· inducing further @[email protected]:
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The phenomenon occurs also in other chain reactions such as @[email protected]