Influence of Electrogenerated Bases on the Electroreduction of Some Carbonyl Derivatives

  • Henning Lund
  • Benoit Soucaze-Guillous
  • Zi-rong Zheng
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The influence of bases generated during an electrolytic reduction may influence the reduction route of compounds having a removable hydrogen in different ways. In this communication the reduction of some carbonyl derivatives in DMF has been investigated. The presence of a labile hydrogen may lead to reactions which can be classified as follows.
  1. 1.

    Evolution of hydrogen

  2. 2.

    Formation of anion

  3. 3.

    Elimination to nitrile

  4. 4.




Radical Anion Dissociative Electron Transfer Imine Radical Electrolytic Reduction Reductive Cleavage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henning Lund
    • 1
  • Benoit Soucaze-Guillous
    • 1
  • Zi-rong Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark

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