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Electrochemically generated free radicals

Communication 2. Electrochemical generation and stability of anion radicals of derivatives of aromatic carboxylic acids


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    A new cell was proposed for the electrochemical generation of radicals in their investigation by the EPR method.

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    It was shown electrochemically and by the EPR method that in the electrolysis of esters of aromatic carboxylic acids, rather stable anion radicals are formed, which are primary products of one-electron reduction.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 4, pp. 740–743, April, 1968.

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Il'yasov, A.V., Kargin, Y.M., Levin, Y.A. et al. Electrochemically generated free radicals. Russ Chem Bull 17, 715–718 (1968).

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  • Ester
  • Free Radical
  • Carboxylic Acid
  • Anion Radical
  • Aromatic Carboxylic Acid