© 1984

Electroorganic Chemistry as a New Tool in Organic Synthesis


Part of the Reactivity and Structure: Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Tatsuya Shono
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tatsuya Shono
    Pages 5-124
  4. Tatsuya Shono
    Pages 125-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 162-171

About this book


Although the first electroorganic reaction used in organic synthesis is probably the famous Kolbe electrolysis published in 1849, no other remarkable reactions have been found until the reductive dimerization of acrylonitrile to adipo­ nitrile was developed by Dr. M. M. Baizer of Monsanto Co. in 1964. Since then, the electro organic chemistry has been studied extensively with the expectation that it is a new useful tool for finding novel reactions in organic synthesis. The purpose of this book is not to give a comprehensive survey of studies on electrochemical reactions of organic compounds but to show that the electro organic chemistry is indeed useful in organic synthesis. Thus, this book has been written under the following policies. (1) Since this monograph is mainly concerned with organic synthesis, only few studies carried out from the view­ point of electrochemical, theoretical, or analytical chemistry are mentioned. (2) Since electroorganic chemistry covers a great variety of reactions, the types of reactions described in this book are selected mainly with regard to their application in organic synthesis. Simple transformations of functional groups are only described in particular cases, and also some well established processes such as the Kolbe electrolysis, pinacolic coupling, and hydrodimerization are only briefly mentioned. (3) Since many reports have already been published for each type of these reactions, only a limited number of the relevant papers are cited in this book.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyoto UniversityYoshida, Sakyo, KyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electroorganic Chemistry as a New Tool in Organic Synthesis
  • Authors Tatsuya Shono
  • Series Title Reactivity and Structure: Concepts in Organic Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-13070-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-69495-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-69493-6
  • Series ISSN 0341-2377
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
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