Epoxidation of 1,4-Naphthoquinones by Electrochemically Generated Hypohalogen Acids

  • Nobuhiro Takano
  • Manabu Ogata
Conference paper


Epoxidation using electrochemically generated hypohalogen acids in organic solvent-water-halide salt systems was investigated. In the CH3CN-H2O-NaI system, the epoxidation of 1,4-naphthoquinones provided the corresponding epoxides in good yields.


Good Yield Oxidation Potential Chemical Oxidant Anodic Current Current Topic 


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© Springer Japan 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuhiro Takano
    • 1
  • Manabu Ogata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryMuroran Institute of TechnologyMuroran 050Japan

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