Synthesis of β-Keto Acids by Electrochemical Carboxylation of Vinyl Triflates

  • Hisato Kamekawa
  • Hisanori Senboku
  • Masao Tokuda


Electrochemical reduction of alicyclic vinyl triflates (1) under an atmospheric pressure of carbon dioxide with a Pt cathode and a Mg anode resulted in the cleavage of an O-S bond of 1 to give the corresponding β-keto carboxylic acids (2) in good yields.


Carboxylic Acid Electrochemical Reduction Reductive Cleavage Regioselective Synthesis Platinum Cathode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hisato Kamekawa
    • 1
  • Hisanori Senboku
    • 1
  • Masao Tokuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporo 060Japan

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