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Structure of a reagent used for initiating free radical chain reaction

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;(CH_3)_3COOC(CH_3)_3\\(b)\;(CH_3)_3COOC(CH_3)_6-CH_2-Cl\\(c)\;(CH_3)_3COOCl\\(d)\;(CH_3)_3-COO-CH_2-Cl\end{array}$

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Tertiary butyl peroxide is used for initiating a free radical chain reaction.It decomposes under mild conditions to form t-butoxide free radical which intiates the reaction.
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 14, 2014 by sreemathi.v