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Title: Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*

The recently proposed term radicalicity was described as a measure of the reactivity of a free radical Q*, i.e., a kinetic quantity. Here it is shown that in fact it is simply a frame-shifted version of the well-known bond dissociation energy, a thermodynamic quantity. Hence its use is discouraged.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemical Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 654; Journal ID: ISSN 0009-2614
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1255682
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1347235

Poutsma, Marvin L. Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.04.034.
Poutsma, Marvin L. Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*. United States. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.04.034.
Poutsma, Marvin L. 2016. "Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*". United States. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.04.034. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255682.
@article{osti_1255682,
title = {Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*},
author = {Poutsma, Marvin L.},
abstractNote = {The recently proposed term radicalicity was described as a measure of the reactivity of a free radical Q*, i.e., a kinetic quantity. Here it is shown that in fact it is simply a frame-shifted version of the well-known bond dissociation energy, a thermodynamic quantity. Hence its use is discouraged.},
doi = {10.1016/j.cplett.2016.04.034},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
number = ,
volume = 654,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}