benzyl radical

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Noun1.benzyl radical - the univalent radical derived from toluene
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
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The dissociation energies (D) of bonds to ccp atoms were lowered by the resonance stabilization energy of 50 kJ/mol (12 kcal/mol) for each benzyl radical formed (9).
2 is a still frame from the computer animation of a representative trajectory, which indicates the formation of styrene monomers via [Beta]-scission and benzyl radicals by dissociation of c-ccp bonds.
The major reaction paths observed in these simulations were [Beta]-scission, producing styrene monomer, random scission, resulting in the formation of styrene oligomers, and dissociation of c-ccp bonds, yielding benzyl radicals and toluene.