This section contains a brief overview of alkyl radicals in synthesis and methods for their
generation. The aminyl radical section gives a brief description of the nature of the radical and
then proceeds with general techniques used, or now abandoned, for aminyl radical formation. It
also reviews amidyl, aminium cation and Lewis acid metal complexed aminyl radicals describing
their superiority over neutral aminyl radicals. Various methodologies are also described using
aminyl radicals in the synthesis of heterocyclic and natural products. [Continues.]
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