Russian Journal of Electrochemistry

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 311–317 | Cite as

Anodic Synthesis of New Benzofuran Derivatives Using Active Methylene Group at Platinum Electrode

  • Jyoti Malviya
  • R. K. P. Singh
  • Shashi Kala
  • L. K. Sharma
Short Communications


A facile and Eco-compatible synthesis of benzofuran derivatives (4a–4h) has been carried out at platinum electrode by electrochemical oxidation of catechol in the presence of active methylene groups. Electro- organic synthesis has been performed in an undivided cell at ambient conditions. The products of electrolysis have been purified and characterized by FTIR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR and mechanism was deduced by voltammetric studies.


anodic oxidation catechol Michael addition controlled potential electrolysis (CPE) cyclic voltammetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jyoti Malviya
    • 1
  • R. K. P. Singh
    • 1
  • Shashi Kala
    • 1
  • L. K. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrochemical Laboratory of Green Synthesis Department of ChemistryUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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